Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of The Queen's Company's SIR PATIENT FANCY
The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed all-female classical theater company, presents a rare production of Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Sir Patient Fancy runs from March 15 - April 5, 2014 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below!
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.
Performances are Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.QueensCompany.org or by calling 1-866-811-4111. Tickets are 2 for 1 on Wednesday nights. The running time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission. A post-show discussion with Ms. Patterson and the cast will follow the Sunday, March 23 performance. The Wild Project is accessible from the F train to 2nd Avenue. For more, follow on Twitter at @queenscompany, join the conversation at #AphraBehn and #SirPatientFancy, and like the company on Facebook at https://www.Facebook.com/pages/The-Queens-Company/219369338392.
Photo Credit: Bob Pileggi
Virginia Baeta (as Sir Credulous Easy), Tiffany Abercrombie (as Lady Fancy) and Elisabeth Preston (as Wittmore)
Virginia Baeta (as Sir Credulous Easy) and Elisabeth Preston (as Wittmore)
Tiffany Abercrombie (as Lady Fancy) and Elisabeth Preston (as Wittmore)