The Rover: Raucous 17th-Century Sex Comedy
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The last date listed for The Rover was Sunday March 3, 2013 / 5:00pm.
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This play was silly and funny and as advertised, bawdy and raucous. We had fun and laughed a lot. Cute tiny theatre, fun staff. My only complaint is that the seats were really hard on our butts.
We look forward to more shows there.
Quotes & Highlights
- Before all Friday performances, local food trucks will be serving up fish & chips and other London pub gru.
- At Saturday evening shows, audience members are invited to dress up in masquerade ball attire. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded to the 3 best costumed guests.
- Directly following Sunday 5:00pm performances, attend a post-show talkback with the director and cast. An assortment of teas, coffees, and pastries will be available for purchase.
- "Laugh out loud pretty much all night long ... An endlessly entertaining piece...I could easily watch this again.--Miamiartzine
- "Giving a vintage sex comedy a hip, hot, entertaining makeover ... is no small achievement. Yet that’s exactly what Stodard and the Thinking Cap crew have pulled off ... The Rover plays like a wild extended Saturday Night Live sketch.--Miami Herald
- "Thinking Cap's The Rover is ambitious, smart & delightful--Florida Theater on Stage
- "The acting is almost universally unimpeachable. The play offers a bravura showcase for Wilson as you've never seen him before. He makes for a gracefully thuggish roustabout, acting with his entire body — channeling the Three Stooges, the Marx Brothers, and Charlie Sheen in equal measure, with an infectious ebullience. Elam, garnished with glittery makeup and a fur stole, perfectly captures her regal but crestfallen courtesan, and Giordon Diaz contributes hilarious physical and verbal mirth as a rogue with a Tourette's-like spastic tic--New Times
- "This adaptation by director Nicole Stodard...stays true to the script even though she can’t resist a little Monty-Python/Mel Brooks mash-up every now and then. She and her design team have wisely bathed the whole production in now-ness (the Brit-chic, neo-punk costumes in particular look like a Vivienne Westwood runway show)."--Sun Sentinel
Long before Justin Timberlake brought sexy back, Aphra Behn brought sexy forward. Thinking Cap Theatre will be kicking off 2013 with a raucous 17th century sex comedy by Aphra Behn, England's first professional female playwright. Writing during the decadent reign of King Charles II, Behn and her male contemporaries used the sexual politics and political sex scandals of their age to write riotous stage comedies that are as relevant today as Will and Grace and Sex in the City.
About the Ticket Supplier: Thinking Cap Theatre
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.