Aphra Behn's The Rover

In 1677, poet, libertine, and sometime spy for Charles II, Aphra Behn was the first published professional female playwright in the English language. Her play The Rover, or the Banish’d Cavaliers was wildly popular in the Court, but Behn was dismissed as lewd by critics due to her frank depiction of female sexual longing.

The Hidden Room presents this rarely-performed delight as a mash-up of 1677 and 1983 - a Restoration/New Romantic proto-feminist sex romp, complete with swashbuckling sword fights, forbidden romance, masked revelers, and bitchen live music. Pop your ruffled collar and behold Aphra Behn’s The Rover.

Running time 3 hours including two 10-minute intermissions.

SPECIAL SHOWS:
Friday Feb 15th, 8PM - Special discounted PREVIEW DRESS REHEARSAL (all tickets half price!) Get a peek before anyone else and help us put the finishing touches on The Rover!

Saturday Feb 16th, 8PM - VSA AUDIO NARRATION NIGHT with post-show ARTIST DISCUSSION - please make a note in the special instructions if you would like to use this service specially tailored for our blind and low-vision patrons, and we’ll reserve a headset for you.

Sunday Feb 17th, 5PM - RELAXED PERFORMANCE - A relaxed performance is intended to be sensitive and accepting of audience members who may benefit from a more eased environment including (but not limited to) those with autistic spectrum conditions, anyone with sensory and communication disorders, learning disabled people, or audience members who for any reason need to make noise during the show.

Wednesday Feb 27th 8PM - Special INDUSTRY NIGHT - It's always a party when the Austin arts community comes out. Whether or not you're in the entertainment industry, join us for this party of a performance.

Thursday Feb28th, 8PM - NEW WAVE PARTY come dressed in your favorite New Wave fashions and like totally receive $5 in concession tickets!

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Feb 15th-16th, Feb 22nd-23rd, Feb 27th-28th, Mar 1st-2nd at 8:00pm;Feb 17th, 24th, Mar 3rd at 5:00pm