Liz Duffy Adams Sep. 02 – Sep. 17, 2016 Farnsworth Studio Theater

An Arizona premiere!
Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra Behn is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning. Taking place over one night in the life of Aphra Behn – poet, spy, and first professional female playwright. The 1660’s look a lot like the 1960’s in this neo-Restoration comedy from the playwright The San Francisco Bay Guardian called “an artist of playful and highly literate imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor.”

Though lighthearted, Or, contains occasional strong language and some adult themes.

Talkbacks will be held after the following performances: Sep 3, Sep 8, Sep 10 7:30pm, Sep 11, Sep 16


The Green Show was a theater company’s way of enticing theater goers to come to a show – the Elizabethan equivalent of a modern warm-up act for the main performance. This free ‘sneak preview’ show paraded down village streets playing music and singing songs in order to introduce themselves to the community and attract audiences.

Southwest Shakespeare Company’s own Green Show begins with our first show of the Season!
Treat yourself to refreshments or just be entertained by our complimentary show in the lobby or on the plaza. This will be fun for all ages!

Green Show Schedule:
6:30 pm before Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening Performances
1:00 pm before Sunday matinees on 9/4 and 9/11
For Saturday matinees, the Green Show will be immediately after the performances on 9/10 and 9/17

September 02 – September 17, 2016

Farnsworth Studio Theater

Mesa Arts Center
1 East Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201
(480) 644 - 6500

Tickets on sale

Show Sponsor - Alliance Bank of Arizona

Ticketing Information

Single tickets are available through the Mesa Arts Center online shopping cart.

Tickets can also be purchased by calling the
MAC Box Office: 480-644-6500

Southwest Shakespeare Company office