Kickshaw Theatre, Ann Arbor’s pop-up professional theatre, presents Or, a comedy by Liz Duffy Adams, Feb. 15 – March 4 at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth on Airport Blvd., Ann Arbor.
Called “a bawdy, hilarious and whip-smart literary sex comedy,” by theatre critic Sam Hurwitt, Or,takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning.
Can Aphra save Charles’ life, win William a pardon, resist Nell’s charms, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy.
Kickshaw will present Or, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 4pm, February 15 – March 4, 2018, at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. The production contains adult language and content.
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $10 for students. Tickets are available for purchase online at www.kickshawtheatre.org, by phone through Showclix at 888.718.4253, and at the door.
The cast includes Mary Dilworth, Dan Helmer, and Vanessa Sawson*. The production team includes Aaron Delnay (scenic designer), Heather Brown (lighting designer), Em Rossi (costume designer), Quintessa Gallinat (sound designer), Lynn Lammers (properties designer), and Lynnae Lehfeldt (dialect coach). The production is directed by Suzi Regan, and stage managed by Paige Conway*. (*member, Actors’ Equity Association)
Kickshaw is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre operating under an agreement with the Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.
For more information, visit www.kickshawtheatre.org or follow Kickshaw on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @KickshawTheatre.
All performances will take place at the Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.
Thursday, February 15 at 8pm (preview with talkback)
Friday, February 16 at 8pm (preview with talkback)
Saturday, February 17 at 8pm (press opening)
Sunday, February 18 at 4pm
Thursday, February 22 at 8pm
Friday, February 23 at 8pm
Saturday, February 24 at 8pm
Sunday, February 25 at 4pm
Thursday, March 1 at 8pm
Friday, March 2 at 8pm
Saturday, March 3 at 8pm
Sunday, March 4 at 4pm