Burton Leavitt Theatre
779 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
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Written by Aristophanes

Adapted by Ava R. Molnar

June 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2024 at 7:30 pm

June 9 & 16, 2024 at 2 pm

The classic comedy Lysistrata comes to life at the Windham Theatre Guild! Originally written by Aristophanes in the Golden Age of Greek Drama, this new adaptation, written and directed by Ava R. Molnar, pairs modern sensibilities with crude humor to make an engaging and entertaining production. 

Viewer discretion is advised due to mature content and immature jokes. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Raised in the rubble of endless war, Lysistrata (Brighid Docherty) decides it’s time to make a change. She gathers her friends, the crass Calonice (Kat Blair) and the magnetic Myrrhine (Elizabeth Reynolds), to join her in an effort to stop the war by organizing a sex strike. But Lysistrata knows that friends talking about problems won’t solve anything so she invites allies from enemy states, Lampito and Ismenia, to join the cause and enlists the elders of Athens, Stratyllis and Rhodippe, to seize the Acropolis (the allies/elders played by Stephanie Birch and Christine Regina respectively). A persnickety Magistrate (AJ Beauregaurd) challenges Lysistrata at every turn while Philostratus (Dan Pesino) and Pisander (Tim Zimmer) try to beat the women at their own game. When Myrrhine’s husband Cinesias (Pesino) emerges as a leader among the men, Lysistrata sees an opportunity to win the battle with certainty, but Myrrhine quickly questions her role in the strike and Lysistrata’s tactics. Tension between the friends threaten to dismantle the strike as a Spartan envoy (Zimmer) approaches. Will Lysistrata be successful in her bid for peace? Or will the Magistrate manipulate his way to success? And what of the floor show that Philostratus and Pisander put on? With an ensemble that breaks the bounds of the stage and a new seating arrangement for WTG this production will be sure to leave you living, laughing and loving.

Please select a performance

Adults $20

Students/Seniors $17

UCONN/ECSU/QVCC Students $15

Children under 12 $13