1140 N. Flagler Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Performing at Thinking Cap Theatre (Feb 8 - Mar 3)
Runtime: 2 Hours
Join TCT for a rare, classical treat with a modern twist in THE ROVER, a sexy 17th century comedy by Aphra Behn.
With the festive Carnivale as its colorful backdrop, the Restoration Era comedy The Rover tells the story of Willmore, a naval captain, and Hellena, a spirited young woman bound for a nunnery, who meet in the bustling city streets of Naples. But complications arise for the budding lovebirds in the form of Angellica Bianca, the most sought-after courtesan in town, who falls for Willmore and swears revenge on him for his alleged betrayal. Full of love triangles, misunderstandings and political satire, this raucous sex comedy was penned in 1677 by England's first professional female playwright Aphra Behn, during the decadent reign of King Charles II. Thinking Cap Theatre's version is adapted and directed by Nicole Stodard.
Since its founding in 2010, Thinking Cap Theatre has brought a slice of NYC's downtown theatre scene to downtown Fort Lauderdale. Thinking Cap has made a name for itself locally and nationally for tackling challenging works. The company's artistic director Nicole Stodard was named Best Director by the New Times in 2012.
Thinking Cap is devoted to experimental, provocative, and socially-conscious work. We program plays that tell compelling stories in fresh and surprising ways. Thinking Cap also aims to engage with works that treat a range of identities more accurately reflective of today's society; to dismantle norms and stereotypes through non-reactionary, honest means; and to present historical works that have rarely or never seen the light of the stage.