College Performing Arts Series

Wednesday–Saturday, February 20–23, 2019, 8 p.m.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 2 p.m.


n 1661, only men were permitted to act in female roles on the London stage, and the most famous portrayer of female roles was a man named Ned Kynaston. The toast of the town, Ned was applauded for his interpretations of Shakespeare’s tragic ladies, especially his Desdemona. But with the stroke of a pen, his world is turned upside-down. King Charles II changes the law to allow women to act. The final straw happens when his loyal dresser, Maria, is suddenly starring in his most beloved role and Ned finds himself working in a bawdy tavern. After losing everything, Ned must pull himself together to adapt to this strange new world—and perhaps get a little revenge for himself.

Compleat Female Stage Beauty contains mature themes and/or language that some patrons may find objectionable.
Tickets are $10 regular, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID