(Translated by Sarah Ruden)
Directed by Michael Blum / Darlene Harris
09/21/18 - 10/14/18
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Lysistrata, originally written and performed in 411 BCE, is considered by many to be the greatest work of the ancient comic playwright Aristophanes. In the play, as part of her extraordinary mission to stop a grinding, never‑ending war, Athenian matron Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sex and to capture the Acropolis, thus bankrupting the war effort and reducing men to comic deprived desperation. Bawdy, unrestrained and surprisingly modern in its world view, Lysistrata is performed in a recent translation by Sarah Ruden that critics call this rollicking new translation of Aristophanes' comic masterpiece “a perfect Lysistrata for the new millennium.”
Ten Spot Thursday: Sept 17, 2018 All tickets for this performance just $10
Talk Back: Sun, Oct 7, 2018 Post Show discussion with cast & director following the matinee performance.