Department of Theater and Dance

A Virginia Company: Historical Plays in Repertory

By Aphra Behn and Robert Munford
Directed by Grace Godwin and Ann Mazzocca

April 5-7 and 12-14

TheaterCNU celebrates the quadricentennial with one cast of actors performing two uniquely Virginian stories. "The Widow Ranter" by Aphra Behn, the first professional female playwright, tragicomically recounts Bacon’s Rebellion of 1676. Here colonists defy loyalists and love clashes with patriotism. On opposing performance dates, see "The Candidates" by Robert Munford, America's first comic playwright. This 1770s slapstick farce revolves around the politics and corruption of a typical Virginia election.

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