Lysistrata

by Aristophanes

directed by J. Deschene

First performed in 411 BCE, Lysistrata tells the age-old story of the battle between the sexes and reveals that startlingly little has changed in the last 2400 years or so. The women of Greece have grown tired of their men always being at war. Under the direction of an Athenian woman named Lysistrata, they execute a plan to secure a lasting peace. Lysistrata proposes that all the women need to do is withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers until they promise to stop the wars. The men will thus be driven mad with lust and have no choice but to declare peace. Lysistrata's fight is not an easy one, however, as she must deal with the misogynistic views of her male peers, some cantankerous members of the older generation, and even the uncontrollable libido of her fellow protesters. This production will be set in the present day with characters in modern dress.

Performances

Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8pm (Pay What You Can Night)

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8pm

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8pm

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2pm

Location

Lysistrata was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.

The performance space is not wheelchair accessible.

Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.

Cast

Lysistrata

Stratyllis

Strymodorus

Magistrate

Myrrhiné

Cinesias

Caloincé

Lampito

Nicodicé

Calycé

Ismenia

Philurgus

Phaedrias

Laches

Athenian Negotiator

Laconian Envoy

Herald

Corinthian Woman

Boeotian Woman

Anagyran Woman

Leslie Drescher

Jenny Gutbezahl

Lou Fuoco

Brian Edgar

Kria Sakakeeny

Jared Hite

Andrea Aptecker

Brigid Battell

Lori-Anne Cohen

Hallyan Gifford

Liz Adams

Daniel Dolinov

Andy Lebrun

Doug Miller

Michael Glicksman

Jason Merrill

Dan McConvey

Sara Burd

Lisa Sturgeon

Sarah Josselyn

Production Team

Producer/House Manager

Director

Technical Director

Choreographer

Stage Manager

Set Designer

Lighting Designer

Lighting Board Op

Sound Designer

Props Coordinator

Costume Designer

Costume Assistant

Make-Up/Hair Designer

Make-Up/Hair Assistant

Run Crew


Graphic Designer

Publicity Manager

Program Layout

Chris DeKalb

J. Deschene

Pat Hayes

Alex Nemiroski

Maren Reisch

Jo Guthrie

Hilary Caplan

Shelley MacAskill

Nellie Farrington

Cat Bryant

Elizabeth Ryan

Sharon Neely

Zeph Stewart

Jacqueline Bennett

Chris Junno

Meg Dolben

Gilly Rosenthol

Lori-Anne Cohen

Elizabeth Hunter