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8-11 March - BA Drama (Performance) graduate production of The Rover by Aphra Behn
The Rover March 2017 (small image)

DIT Conservatory Presents The Rover by Aphra Behn
8 – 11th March 2017, 7.30pm
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College

The DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to present the BA Drama (Performance) graduate production of The Rover by Aphra Behn in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College from the 8th – 11th March, 7.30pm, Matinee on Saturday 11 March, 2pm; opening on International Women’s Day and reigniting the voice of female playwright Aphra Behn. Tickets are €15 (€12 concession) and are available online: https://www.tcd.ie/beckett-theatre/theatre-events/

In Aphra Behn’s The Rover, it’s carnival time in the Mediterranean. Three strong-willed Spanish women disguise themselves in search of desirable men. They happen upon three lusty English cavaliers. When a famous Italian courtesan arrives in town, female and male desires converge in an explosion of love, deception and intrigue.

Aphra Behn – poet, novelist and spy – was not only one of the first professional female playwrights but also the most successful playwright of Restoration England, celebrating female desire with wit and bawdy and without apology. She was nearly written out of history but the 20th century returned Behn to the canon of great theatre and literature. Full of the colour, dynamism and mischief of carnival, this production of The Rover by DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama opens on International Women’s Day to celebrate Aphra Behn’s extraordinary voice.

The Rover by Aphra Behn
Wed 8 (preview), Thurs 9, Fri 10, Sat 11 March 2017, 7.30pm
Matinee Sat 11 March, 2pm
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College
Tickets €15 / €12 from www.tcd.ie/beckett-theatre

The Rover March 2017