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“O Mistress Mine” Event

The Associates of American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) cordially invites you to a wonderful Summer Evening program — “O Mistress Mine: The Secrets, Lies, Loves and Wives of Edward De Vere” (©2018 All Rights Reserved by Robin Phillips).

WHEN: NEW DATE: Sunday, June 3
TIME: 5:30 Cocktails, 6:00 Buffet, 7:00 Two-Act Show with Intermission
WHERE: Carderock Falls Manor, 1323 Calder Road, McLean, VA 22101
PARKING: Street, Church, School. Ladies drop-off and turn around in front

Before the show, enjoy a glass of wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres overlooking the Carderock Falls garden, listening to the haunting strains of Elizabethan music. Descend to “Woof Trap” Theatre for Act I. A fifteen-minute intermission will be followed by Act II. After the show, wine and an array of desserts will be served.

“O Mistress Mine” is a song from “Twelfth Night,” a Shakespeare play about mistaken identities. This lively, witty and charming evening of entertainment is based on a one-woman stage-show that playwright and actress Robin Phillips created nearly two years ago.

This beautifully-researched video offers a fresh and engaging exploration of the mystery of the true authorship of the Shakespeare Canon. It is presented as a case of mistaken identities, which is at the center of a four-hundred-year-old mystery. Prepare to be surprised and entertained.

As part of this fascinating detective story, Robin explores the lives of two Englishmen: Will Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford – Only one can be the true author of the Shakespeare Canon.

“O MISTRESS MINE: The Secrets, Lies, Loves & Wives of Edward de Vere.”

Rarely has the Elizabethan era and the Shakespeare authorship issue been presented in such a delightful, fascinating and fun way. It’s like watching a private World Premiere of a made-for-TV presentation. Robin will introduce the video in full Elizabethan costume. The film is viewed in two parts: Act I and Act II, separated by a fifteen-minute intermission. After the screening, Robin will answer questions in what promises to be a lively Q&A session.

Robin Phillips is a multi-talented playwright, producer, singer and actress who spent almost twelve years living, studying and performing in such places as Bonn, Munich, Sydney, London and Monte Carlo. She has created critically-acclaimed plays on Agatha Christie as well as the music hall artists of 20th century Paris. She is a founding member of D.C. Chapter of the National Speakers Association (1980) and a narrator-performer for Opera Camerata of Washington.

RSVP by Wednesday May 30 to office@aafsw.org And your check made out to AAFSW Reservations for $50.00 to 4001 North Ninth Street, Suite #214, Arlington, VA 22203. Wine, hors d’oeuvres, *show,* wine, dessert. Ample Street, Church & School PARKING.

We look forward to seeing you

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair