Join Caffeine Theatre and Theater on the Lake prior to the performance for a reception with drinks and delicious appetizers. Then enjoy a raucous bodice-ripping comedy followed by a special post-show coffeehouse event featuring artists and writers performing pieces commissioned to celebrate and respond to Aphra Behn’s work. Winning entries of our poetry contest, Golden-Pointed Darts, Or, a Contest in Poesy to Honour the Incomparable Astraea and other Adventuresses, Spies, Writers, and Thespians will also be performed. Refreshments including, of course, coffee, will be served.
In the remount of the Chicago premiere of Liz Duffy Adams' comedy, Aphra Behn has a few hours to finish her breakthrough play when her ex-lover and fellow spy delivers the news that there’s a plot to kill her current lover, King Charles II. The orange girl-turned-actress is also on hand as a seductive distraction. Can Aphra finish her play and save the king?