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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.


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.