Playhouse Creatures

Playhouse Creatures by  April de Angelis, directed by Mimi Kammer

Pote Theatre

March 17-19, 2017


The year is 1669, a troublesome time in England. Theaters have just reopened after seventeen years of Puritan suppression, and the new king has decreed that women would—for the first time—be allowed to perform onstage.  Playhouse Creatures focuses on five of the most famous of these new actresses (Nell Gwyn, Elizabeth Farley, Rebecca Marshall, Doll Common and Mary Betterton) to provide a moving and often comic account of the precarious lives of Restoration actresses and the fight  these women faced to be seen as legitimate actors.            (For mature audiences)

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Box Office opens February 27, 2017.