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THE ROVER (1677), a play by Aphra Behn

Thursday, November 14, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
Friday, November 22, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
  8–10 p.m.
  2:30–4:30 p.m.

Location: Arts Building Studio Theatre, ARTS 113
  Parking Information

Category: Performance


Show your valid UCR Student ID to pick up your pre-paid ticket at the University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, approved for one performance per production.


a play by Aphra Behn
This play is based on Thomaso, or The Wanderer by Thomas Killigrew, written in 1664. The Rover deals with the passionate adventures of Englishmen attending The Carnival in Naples. Willmore, a dashing naval captain, falls in love with Hellena. Hellena is desperate to know love before her brother delivers her to the convent. Trouble arises when Angelica Bianca, a renowned courtesan, falls in love with Willmore and vows to get revenge on him for betraying her. Meanwhile, Florinda, Hellena’s sister, wants nothing more than to marry her true love, Colonel Belvile. However, her brother has other plans. Finally, this play tells the story of the parochial Blunt, who is convinced that a young girl has fallen in love with him, only to be shamed when he learns that she is a prostitute and a thief.

TALKBACK: November 21 after the Thursday night performance
Please join us for a talkback with Prof. Charles Evered, UCR Department of Theatre

APHRA BEHN (playwright) – remains one of the most significant dramatists of the late seventeenth century. She was also a notable poet and novelist. Her contemporary reputation developed out of her “appalling” plays, which she declared would never have been censured had they been written by a man. She once quipped “Yet if thou didst but know how little wit governs this mighty universe.”

TICKETS: (951) 827-4331
$14 General, $12 Non-UCR students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children
Show your UCR Alumni card to receive the student price.
Advance Tickets: University Theatre Fine Arts Ticket Office, Mon-Fri, 10am-3 pm
Walk-Up Tickets: ARTS Building Ticket Office, one hour before performances
Ticketmaster: (213) 480-3232, (714) 740-2000,

Events are subject to change without notice.
No Reserve Seating: Seating in some venues is limited, so arrive early for best seats.
Events begin promptly at the announced curtain time.
Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate pause in the program as designated by the management.
Please order carefully. No exchanges or refunds will be made, except in the event a performance is canceled.
Regardless of age, all patrons must have a ticket. Infants on laps are not permitted.

Parking: $5 in Lot 1 (No fee with UC permit)

Open to: General Public
Admission: Entry Charge: $14 General, $12 Non-UCR students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens & children
Sponsor: Theatre, Film & Digital Production Department

Contact Information:
Kathy DeAtley
(951) 827-3245