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The Rover

by Aphra Behn
directed by Melanie Queponds

Hellena and Florinda break all the rules as they endeavor to escape the trap of a man’s world in 17th century Naples. Amorous adventures go awry when they encounter a band of Cavaliers wandering through Carnival. In Aphra Behn’s dark comedy of manners, the role of women is challenged as we explore the timeless questions of gender politics.

Who has the power to choose their destiny?


February 14, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Previews : 2/12 & 2/13
In the Watts Theatre
(773) 325-7900
The cast features
The cast features Tiff Abreu (Hellena), Brandon Brooks (Willmore), Sarah Collins (Callis/Moretta/Masquerader 2), Ethan Doskey (Masquerader/Hellena's Page), Aly Easton (Angellica/Masquerader 3), Julie Gester (Florinda), Connor Green (Diego/Masquerader/Blunt's Servant), Eamon Hurd (Stephano/Masquerader/Belvile's Boy), Todd Parrott (Antonio/Masquerader 1), Antonio Rodriguez (Pedro/Sancho), Tori Thompson (Valeria/Biskey), Joey Walsh (Blunt), Jeremy Willis (Belvile), Nick Wren (Frederick), Lauren Zinser (Lucetta/Sebastian).​​

The production team includes scenic design by Tara Huffman, costume design by Isabelle Laursen, lighting design by Sebastian Medina, sound design by Lauren Porter, technical direction by Tessa Keller, dramaturgy by Jordan Hardesty, and stage management by Hannah Smith.​

Special Events:

​The performances on 2/12 and 2/13 are preview performances, followed by the opening night performance on 2/14. The performances on 2/16 and 2/21 will be followed by a post-show discussion. 

Accessibility Services and Interpreted Performances:

If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please let us know when you reserve your tickets so that we can make sure you visit to our theatre is an excellent one. Discounted tickets are available for patrons with disabilities, and their guests.

Performances Interpreted in American Sign Language & Assisted Listening Devices:

The performance on 2/20 will be interpreted in American Sign Language.

Audio Description Services:

The performance on 2/23 will be audio-described for audience members who are blind or have low vision. Patrons who are participating in the audio-described event may also request the program in Braille, large print, and audio formats.


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