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Department of Theatre and Dance


Aphra Behn: Wanton. Wit. Woman.

April 21-28, 2019
Center for Performance Experiment

By Mariah Anzaldo Hale
Directed by Lindsay Rae Taylor

8pm, all shows

Aphra Behn was one of the first #timesup advocates to earn her living by her writing. Breaking cultural barriers, she has served as a role model for generations of female authors in a patriarchal world of espionage, adventure, and literature. Set against the backdrop of lawless 1660s London, Aphra Behn: Wanton. Wit. Woman. charts the trials and tribulations of women’s equality in a witty, fast-moving theatrical style. With the use of contemporary dialogue, movement, and music, the story compares women’s roles and relevance in society and the length they must go to succeed.