“The Rover,” written by Aphra Behn, who is considered by many to be the first professional female playwright, is set in the 17th century during carnival time. The plot revolves around three affluent sisters dissatisfied with their destiny, who wander disguised throughout the town in search of tolerable husbands. Virtue and reputation are threatened when they encounter three Englishmen intent on enjoying the greater license of the carnival.
The play, which is directed by Kelly Russell, associate professor of theatre, contains mature themes. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6.50 for students, and $5 TAMUCC students with a SandDollar$ ID. Tickets may be purchased online at http://theatre.tamucc.edu or in the Center for Arts box office during the week of the show. For more information, call the University Box Office at 361-825-5800.