The Rover

By Aphra Behn

Directed By Margaret Groome

7pm March 15 for Opening Night!

8pm March 16-18, 22-25

2pm March 19

7pm March 21 (talk back follows)

Tickets: $18, $12 Students and Seniors

John J. Conklin Theatre

at the

Gail Asper Performing Arts Hall

Tickets: $18, $12 Students and Seniors

Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance in 360 University College.

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“I don't intend every he that likes me shall have me, but he that I like. . ."

The Rover is widely recognized for being extremely witty, bawdy, and one of the most exuberant of all Restoration comedies. The plot revolves around the adventures of two Spanish sisters, Hellena and Florinda, who plan to enjoy themselves during the Carnival in Naples by donning disguises. They flirt with Willmore, the rover of the title, and Belvile, a colonel. Eventually, the pairs marry, but not before several misunderstandings, interference from others, and multiple disguises. Aphra Behn, the first female professional playwright, simultaneously manages to observe the form of Restoration comedies, while being subtly subversive in empowering some of the women characters and in portraying how men can be exploitative in their relationships with women.


Mainstage Season

The Sea

November 30-December 10


January 18-28

The Rover

March 15-25

LunchBhagg Season

2 Beckett Shorts

October 11-13

Canadian Steel

October 18-20

A Gaggle of Saints

December 13-15


February 14-16

Spring Cleaning

April 4-6