September 26, 2008
Theatre To Present ‘The Rover
Samford Theatre will present Aphra Behn’s The Rover Oct. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 2:30 p.m. in Harrison Theatre, Swearingen Hall.
Published and first produced in 1677, the Restoration comedy follows the adventures of a group of amorous Englishmen in Naples at Carnival time. The "rover" is Willmore, a naval captain, who falls in love with a young woman named Hellena. Hellena, soon to be sent to a convent, has set out to experience love before her enforced chastity. Complications arise when Angellica Bianca, a famous courtesan falls in love with Willmore and swears revenge on him for his betrayal. Meanwhile, Hellena's sister Florinda attempts to marry her true love, Colonel Belvile, rather than the man her brother has selected. The Rover’s comic treatment of sexual politics in the seventeenth century expresses its author's objections to the vulnerability of women in Restoration society.
All Samford employees receive one complimentary ticket to this production. Additional tickets may be purchased at the rates of $12 adult, $9 over age 55, and $6 student/child. Call 726-2853 or go by the box office in the lobby of the Harrison Theatre to order tickets between the hours of 1:00pm and 5:00pm Monday - Friday.
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