ON STAGE: Big Behn – Elements Theatre Company returns with a modern Restoration comedy

Ophra Behn holds a historical position as one of the first female English dramatists, a novelist, playwright and poet who was also once a spy for the monarchy. She’s not a household name, but her adventures in the court of Charles II makes for fine drama. In the hands and pen of contemporary playwright Liz Duffy Adams, Behn’s story results in the farcical “Or,” (the comma is intentional), a 2009 play set to open as part of Elements Theater Collective’s current season. … Miller James, of both Westmont and Santa Barbara Children’s Theater, has provided the elaborate costumes, bringing his wealth of knowledge and history to the production. more

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