3/22 The Rover
This Tuesday, March 22nd, we will continue Women Playwrights month with THE ROVER by Aphra Behn.
Based on Thomas Killigrew’s play Thomaso, or The Wanderer (1664), THE ROVER features multiple plot lines, dealing with the amorous adventures of a group of Englishmen in Naples at Carnival time. The “rover” of the play’s title is Willmore, a rakish naval captain, who falls in love with a young woman named Hellena, who has set out to experience love before her brother sends her to a convent. Complications arise when Angellica Bianca, a famous courtesan, falls in love with Willmore and swears revenge on him for his betrayal. Meanwhile, Hellena’s sister Florinda attempts to marry her true love, Colonel Belvile, rather than the man her brother has selected. The third major plot of the play deals with the provincial Blunt, who becomes convinced that a girl has fallen in love with him but is humiliated when she turns out to be a prostitute and a thief.
The Complex, Dorie Theater
6476 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, March 22nd
Please try to be on time by taking into account Rush Hour Traffic and Parking. There is metered parking in the area, and after 7:00pm, the meters are FREE. Parking is usually more available North of Santa Monica, on surrounding streets like Wilcox and Lexington.
As always, admission for our weekly table readings is FREE, and there will be wine to purchase for a suggested donation.
WILMORE – Oscar Gubelman*
DON PEDRO – Sam Coffman
STEPHANO/FREDERICK/SANCHO – Jerome St. Jerome
MORETTA/CALLIS/LUCETTA/MAN – Teresa Waxer
ANGELLICA BIANCA/BELVILLE – Emily Clark*
BLUNT/VALERIA – Jim Niedzialkowski*
ANTONIO – Herman Poppe*
HELLENA/WOMAN/PAGE – Azadui Safo
FLORINDA/BRAVO/MASQUERADER – Meghan Allison*
*Play Club West VIP