Or, is a whirlwind day in the life of Aphra Behn, England’s first female professional playwright… and a spy. Over the course of one day in the late 1660s, Aphra finds herself jumping from a debtors’ prison cell to writing on a tight deadline… all the while inveigled in an increasing number of complex relationships with personal, professional, and political matters all at stake.

This unapologetically queer, rollicking comedy will have you wondering why you never learned about this fascinating figure in history. #WhoIsAphraBehn?

Presented by Theatre Prometheus

Show Type
Running Time
100 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $30
Schedule Open/Close Dates: 08/02/2019 - 08/17/2019
Sunday ---
Monday 7:30pm--
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 7:30pm--
Friday 7:30pm--
Saturday 2:30pm7:30pm-
Important Dates
Performer Role
Dina Soltan Aphra Behn
Zoe Walpole Nell Gwynne/Maria/Jailor
Peter Mikhail Charles/William/Lady Davenant
Patty Pablo Musician
Production Personnel
Liz Duffy Adams
Chelsea Radigan
Costume Designer
Madison Booth
Set Designers
R. Scott Hengen
Eric McMorris
Sound Designer
Kaitlyn Sapp
Movement for plays
Ian Claar
Lighting Designer
Hailey LaRoe


Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
545 7th Street SE, Washington , DC 20003
About the Venue:
Located at the corner of 7th and G Streets SE. Street parking is very challenging; using Metro is encouraged.

Getting There

  • Eastern Market (Blue/Orange Lines)


  • Street parking


  • This venue is not wheelchair accessible.
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