West Coast premiere of ‘Or’ comes to Magic Theatre

In Duffy Adams’ comedic play, Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy game and into showbiz.

Or, - Magic Theatre

Or, - Magic TheatreMagic Theatre announced that the west coast premiere of Or, a comedy about double –crossing, cross-dressing, sex, art and politics opens November 10. For playwright Liz Duffy Adams (known in the Bay Area for science fiction/post-apocalyptic work) – this is a departure and is her first historical play, based on real people. Magic Theatre Artistic Director Loretta Greco, directs the play. Ms. Greco directed recent Magic Theatre hits Mauritius by Theresa Rebeck, Goldfish by John Kilvenbach, Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro among many others.

Or, perfectly suits its inspiration, the 17th-century playwright and poetess Aphra Behn. A pioneer in her day — she was among the first Englishwomen to earn a living by her pen — Behn never shied from sensationalism in her life or her work. Her anything-goes approach, along with her eagerness to embrace the full spectrum of sexuality, would one day endear her to the counterculturalists of the 1960s much as it did in her post-Puritan contemporaries.

In Duffy Adams’ comedic play, Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy game and into showbiz. If she can finish her play by morning, she’ll become the first professional female playwright. All that’s standing in here way are King Charles II, actress Nell Gwynne, and a double agent who may or may not be trying to murder the king. Sex, art, and politics collide in this hilarious bodice-ripper that peers into the life and times of the literal first lady of the stage.

Liz Duffy Adams received The 5th Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting for “Or,” at the 2010 Lilly Awards! Or, premiered at The Women’s Project in 2009.

Or,

WHAT: West Coast Premiere
In Duffy Adams’ skillfully comedic play, Aphra Behn is getting out of the spy game and into showbiz. If she can finish her play by morning, she’ll become the first professional female playwright. All that’s standing in here way are King Charles II, actress Nell Gwynne, and a double agent who may or may not be trying to murder the king. Sex, art, and politics collide in this hilarious bodice-ripper that peers into the life and times of the literal first lady of the stage.
Liz Duffy Adams received The 5th Lillian Hellman Award for Playwrighting for “Or,” at the 2010 Lilly Awards! Or, premiered at The Women’s Project in 2009

Magic Theatre is proud to introduce the Or, cast Ben Huber, Natasha Roi, and Maggie Mason.

WHO: By Liz Duffy Adams

WHEN: Nov 4th through December 5th, 2010
Opening Night: Wed, Nov 10, 8PM
Previews: Nov 4th through 9th
Performance Times

Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 8PM
Tues, 7PM
Matinees: Sat, Sun, 2:30PM
Please check www.magictheatre.org or call the box office at 415.441.8822 for dates and times.

WHERE: Magic Theatre | Building D- Fort Mason Center, 3rd Floor,
San Francisco, CA 94123

Ticket Prices:
Previews: $30
Weekdays: $45-$55
Weekends: $50-$60
Students & under 30 discounts: $20 tickets available some restrictions apply.
Senior & educator discounts: $5 OFF
For Group Sales: Contact Pattie Lockard, 415.441.8001 ext.13

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