‘Pinay Power’ drives Washington staging of ‘Nell Gwynn’

  WASHINGTON, DC --- Regina Aquino Smith is playing two women with access to a man in authority in the comedy "Nell Gwynn."   In this play---based on true historical figures---set in mid-1600s England, the title character becomes King Charles II's latest mistress. Gywnn then quickly becomes the enemy of the chief minister and the king's other mistresses Lady Barbara Castlemaine and Louise de Keroualle, both of whom are brought to life onstage by Aquino Smith.   "They are very ambitious, cunning women and truly delightful to play," she says.   Staged by the Folger Shakespeare Library's Folger Theatre, the play won the Olivier Award for Best New...

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