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From Hemingway’s widow to a maharani in Rajasthan, from 16th century France to the campus of Oxbridge University today, the Great Men are left behind as their wives claim center stage in this irreverent celebration of female capability and power. Can Catherine de’ Medici, queen to Henri II of France, rise above her rivalry with Henri’s mistress, Diane de Poitiers? Will Hemingway’s death bring his former wives together or drive them apart? Can a pact between a maharaja, his wife, and a witch survive the forces of British imperialism? Can a new student club devoted to witchcraft conjure a spell to manifest a new way of being in the world? Aurora is proud to present the West Coast premiere of this riotous and powerful story by the extraordinary playwright Jaclyn Backhaus.

“Winking and exuberant! Jaclyn Backhaus’s Wives is a swift and playful feminist manifesto.”
— Sara Holdren,  NEW YORK MAGAZINE

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Please join us TONIGHT for a post-show discussion of Aurora’s production of WIVES by Jaclyn Backhaus, hosted by Associate Artistic Director Dawn Monique Williams and joined by members of the cast.

Can’t make it tonight? We have two more nights of post-show conversation
• Wednesday, July 13
• Thursday, July 21

🎭🎟: For tickets and more information on the show, visit auroratheatre.org/wives.

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(L-R) Anisha Jagannathan and Kunal Prasad* in Jaclyn Backhaus's Wives.

Directed by Lavina Jadhwani+
Elton Bradman, Sound Designer
Courtney Flores, Costume Designer
Michael Oesch** Production Lighting Designer
Mikiko Uesugi**, Scenic Designer
Marie Shell*, Stage Manager
Srikar Srinath, Preproduction Lighting Designer
📸 Photo by Kevin Berne. 

* Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional  Actors and Stage Managers,
**United Scenic Artists Member, + Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Today is the day, at last! Jaclyn Backhaus’ WIVES officially opens TONIGHT at Aurora Theatre Company. Have you gotten your tickets yet? 
 
Get your tickets now 🎭🎟: 
auroratheatre.org/wives
 
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(L-R) Anisha Jagannathan, Kunal Prasad*, Rebecca Schweitzer*, and Jasmine Sharma* in Jaclyn Backhaus's Wives.
 
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani+
Elton Bradman, Sound Designer
Courtney Flores, Costume Designer
Michael Oesch** Production Lighting Designer
Mikiko Uesugi**, Scenic Designer
Marie Shell*, Stage Manager
Srikar Srinath, Preproduction Lighting Designer
Photo by Kevin Berne. 
 
* Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional  Actors and Stage Managers,
**United Scenic Artists Member, + Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Jaclyn Backhaus’ WIVES opens TOMORROW at 8 PM. Swipe through for a fun behind-the-scenes look at what you can expect from the show! 

Get your tickets now 🎭🎟: 
auroratheatre.org/wives

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Main Photo 📸:

(L-R) Anisha Jagannathan, Kunal Prasad*, and Jasmine Sharma* in Jaclyn Backhaus's Wives.

Directed by Lavina Jadhwani+
Elton Bradman, Sound Designer
Courtney Flores, Costume Designer
Michael Oesch** Production Lighting Designer
Mikiko Uesugi**, Scenic Designer
Marie Shell*, Stage Manager
Srikar Srinath, Preproduction Lighting Designer
Photo by Kevin Berne. 

* Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional  Actors and Stage Managers,
**United Scenic Artists Member, + Stage Directors and Choreographers Society















@AuroraTheatreCo Previews for WIVES start NEXT WEEK, June 24th! Get your tickets at http://auroratheatre.org/wives!


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