In 2015, the Slightly Askew Theatre Ensemble produced a sensational production of Liz Duffy Adams' Or
, a Restoration comedy/thriller with actual Restoration playwright/spy Aphra Behn as a character. Behn was a pioneering woman who wrote, loved freely and gave men as good as she got. In her memory, SATE began the Aphra Behn Festival
, a showcase of new short plays written, directed, acted, designed, costumed and photographed by women. This year, the company switches gears and instead presents selected scenes from The Rover, Behn's most enduring play (it was so popular in her lifetime she wrote a sequel). Set in Naples during Carnival, the play charts the romantic adventures between a group of English cavaliers and various Neapolitan women. The show starts at 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday (March 6 to 8) at the Centene Center for the Arts (3547 Olive Street; www.slightlyoff.org
). Tickets are $15.