WMU News

Theatre fund-raiser features popular local actresses

Oct. 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--"The Spy and the Orange Girl," a new one-act play starring Sharon Williams and Patricia Daniels, is set for a single performance Saturday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. in the York Arena Theatre at Western Michigan University.

A lively romp full of political intrigue, the play examines 17th-century England through the interaction of Aphra Behn, British spy and playwright, and Nell Gwyn, actress and mistress to King Charles II. The performance will be followed by a reception. Sponsored by the University Theatre Guild, the evening is designed as a fund-raiser to support of scholarships for theatre majors.

Kalamazoo actresses Sharon Williams, playing the naughty Nell Gwyn, and Patricia Daniels, playing the notorious Aphra Behn, conceived of "The Spy and the Orange Girl." James L. Daniels, actor and published novelist, researched and wrote the script at their request. The story is based on an incident from Aphra Behn's life that tested the limits of friendship between the two women.

Tickets for "The Spy and the Orange Girl" may be purchased by visiting or calling the University Theatre Ticket Office weekdays between noon and 5 p.m. The phone number is (269) 387-6222. Admission for adults costs $15 and $5 for students.

The 2004-05 University Theatre season is made possible through a partnership with Millennium Restaurant Group.

Media contact: Patrick Donnelly, 269 387-6222, patrick.donnelly@wmich.edu

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