Photo Flash: First Look at The Queen's Company's SIR PATIENT FANCY, Begin. 3/15
Aphra Behn, the delicious diva of 17th century sexy sophistication, delivers a wickedly witty tale of defiant women and the men who love them. Amorous fops, lusty widows, mistaken beds and narrow escapes are some of the delights packed into this exciting ride through the backstreets and bedrooms of London''s wild and wooly past. Performed by The Queen''s Company''s signature all-female cast, Aphra Behn''s Sir Patient Fancy will be a night of theatre to remember.
Aphra Behn wrote in the late 1600''s, not an easy time to be England''s first professional female playwright. She triumphed through humor and audacity, surprising audiences with characters and stories unique for her time. A few centuries after her death she was famously eulogized by author Virginia Woolf, "all women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn which is, most scandalously but rather appropriately, in Westminster Abbey, for it is she who earned them the right to speak their minds."
The cast includes Tiffany Abercrombie, Kelsey Arendt, Virginia Baeta, Karen Berthel, Julia Campanelli, Amy Driesler, Sarah Hankins, Sarah Joyce, Natalie Lebert, Elisabeth Preston and Antoinette Robinson.
The creative team includes Matthew J. Fick (Set and Light Design), Kristina Makowski (Costume Design), Amy Altadona (Sound Design) and Judi Lewis Ockler (Fight Choreography). Jeanne Travis is the Production Stage Manager.
Joyful. Bold. Sexy. Funny. Elegant. Explosive. Riveting. The Queen''s Company is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the creation of innovative productions of classical plays featuring all-female casts. Their work is known for its exquisite use of language, bold physicality, creative storytelling and artistic playfulness that interweaves music and movement sequences with the classical text. Founded in 2000, they''ve presented thirteen critically acclaimed productions directed by founding Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. They advocate gender-blind casting in classical theatre.