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My View: You Can Watch Convention Highlights OR Have Fun Watching OR at Shakespeare & Co.

My View: You Can Watch Convention Highlights OR Have Fun Watching OR at Shakespeare & Co.

She was criticized in her time for being outspoken (sound familiar). Aphra Behn (1640-1689) was the first professional British playwright. While her work conformed to the popular tropes of the day: classical, pastoral, and courtly, some of the content of her work was deemed outrageous by her critics. Behn wrote about contemporary events, using satire and allegory to make her points.  In OR, Liz Duffy Adams uses many characters who were actual historical figures. While the historical record is not complete, Adams does not stray far from what might have happened between these vastly entertaining, wildly different people.  OR is wildly entertaining and is playing in-the -round at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company through September 4th.

OR by Liz Duffy Adams   Directed by Alice Reagan   Featuring Tod Randolph (Aphra Behn) Allyn Burrows (King Charles) Nehassaiu deGannes (Nell Gwynne

(For complete photos of OR opening night go to Broadwayworld.com)

Curtain Call - OR Tod Randolph & Nehassaiu deGannes

Curtain Call – OR
Tod Randolph & Nehassaiu deGannes

Allyn Burrows & Tod Randolph - Curtain Call

Allyn Burrows & Tod Randolph – Curtain Call

Allyn Burrows & Tod Randolph

Allyn Burrows & Tod Randolph

Tod Randolph, Liz Duffy Adams, Nehassaiu deGannes

Tod Randolph, Liz Duffy Adams, Nehassaiu deGannes

Eda Sorokoff, Tod Randolph, Arthur Oliver, Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Eda Sorokoff, Tod Randolph, Arthur Oliver, Elizabeth Aspenlieder

Molly Clancy, ass't director & Board Chair Ken Werner

Molly Clancy, ass’t director & Board Chair Ken Werner

Tina Packer Playhouse

Tina Packer Playhouse

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Shakespeare & Company

Shakespeare & Company

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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