09-10 Season ... Bold. Intimate. Live.


Liz Duffy Adams
For Mature Audiences

June 17 - July 17

This sexy and irreverent comedy follows Aphra Behn as she gets out of the spy trade and into show biz, if she can only write her play without interruptions from her love life—celebrity Nell Gwynne, King Charles II, and double-agent William Scott, among others. While war rages and Aphra and her friends celebrate free love, cross-dressing and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s start to look a lot like the 1960s. Verse or prose, now or then, love or death…and a lot of kissing.



“This last production on ‘the boat’ provides an appropriately celebratory romp showcasing all that Capital Stage will bring to its new home.”
-- Sacramento Bee

“…(Cap Stage’s) usual stellar job of blending quirky, captivating scripts with top-notch talent and great staging.”
-- Sacramento News & Review

“The laughter started immediately and continued throughout the show.”
-- Sacramento Press

“(Cap Stage) could not have chosen a more fun way to say goodbye to the company’s riverboat home.”
-- Davis Enterprise