The Rover

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The SUNY Sullivan Theater Program is proud to announce performances of the Polaroid Stories and The Rover, by Naomi Iizuka and Aphra Behn, respectively. The production of Polaroid Stories will be directed by Nick López, adjunct professor of theater, and The Rover will be directed by Jessica López-Barkl, associate professor of theater and speech.

The two plays will perform in repertory in the Seelig Theater from April 11-21, 2019, Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. The Rover will play April 11, 13, 19, and 21, and Polaroid Stories will play April 12, 14, 18, and 20.  Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

This will be the third and fourth productions in the 2018-2019 Women Playwright’s Season, and highlights the first female professional playwright (Aphra Behn), and a play written by Latino/Asian-American playwright Naomi Iizuka that explores teen drug, homelessness, and prostitution culture through the lens of an updated version of Ovid’s Metomorphoses. The SUNY Sullivan Theater Program has chosen to produce a diverse array of plays written by women this year in order to highlight the fact that although female customers account for 65% of ticket revenue, only 39% of actors, 36% of directors, and 28% of writers of plays are women.


Amid the fast and furious world of the South American carnival, three wandering cavaliers roam in exile whilst three women looking for love and fighting for a little freedom explore this vibrant, frenzied, dizzying world. It’s a fusion of sights and sounds, whirling music, cultural tension, dubious romance and dilapidated beauty. During the exile of Charles II, a band of Cavaliers, including Colonel Belville and Captain Willmore, travel to hot foreign climates during carnival season: one in search of love and the other a good time.

Please contact Ms. López-Barkl at with any questions.