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The Roaring Girl is a rip-roaring Jacobean comedy co-written by Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker and first published in 1611. The play is a fictionalized dramatization of the life of Mary Frith, known as "Moll Cutpurse", a woman who had gained a reputation as a virago in the early 17th century. (The term "roaring girl" was adapted from the slang term "roaring boy", which was applied to a young man who caroused publicly, brawled, and committed petty crimes.) The play combines the exploits of the cross-dressed Moll with the amorous adventures of a trio of merchants' wives, and the forbidden romance between Sebastian Wengrave and Mary Fitzallard. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett and Wikipedia)CastSir Alexander Wengrave: Algy PugSebastian Wengrave: Nolan FoutMary Fitzallard: Amanda FridaySir Davy Dapper/Sir Beauteous Ganymede/Fellow/Tailor/Coachman: Ric FSir Adam Appleton/Sir Thomas Long: David LawrenceGoshawk: David IsenhowerLaxton/Second Cutpurse: Chuck WilliamsonGreenwit/Sergeant Curtilax: peacRalph Trapdoor: David NicolMistress Openwork: KristingjMistress Gallipot: Arielle LipshawJack Dapper: LucentBirchGull/First Cutpurse: Tiffany Halla ColonnaMistress Tiltyard: Lucy PerryMaster Openwork: mbMoll/Neatfoot/Yeoman Hanger: Elizabeth KlettMaster Tiltyard/Lord Noland: Tricia GMaster Gallipot/Sir Guy Fitzallard: Leonard WilsonNarrator/Tearcat: ToddAudio edited by: Elizabeth Klett

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