Considered one of the greatest comedies of the English Restoration, Aphra Behn’s “The Rover” turns the typical dynamics of Restoration comedy on their head. In the vibrant 1650’s Carnival of Spain-ruled Naples, an enthralling tale emerges as we follow wealthy sisters Hellena and Florinda as they explore the boundaries of their cautious lives and transcend the gender roles of their day. Brimming with romance, mistaken identities and vivid characters, Aphra Behn's "The Rover," masterfully weaves together a story of laughter and surprise, where twists of fate are plentiful.
One of the first female playwrights known to make a living at writing in the Western theater, Aphra Behn served as a role model for future generations. In the words of Virginia Woolf, “All women together, ought to let flowers fall upon the grave of Aphra Behn... for it was she who earned them the right to speak their minds.”
Director: Carl Forsman