After the disappointing election last November, Theatre Uncorked has been considering what we could do to help. After getting the great suggestion of producing Lysistrata, we decided to do a staged reading donating 100% of the ticket sales and any other donations to the ACLU. We are also excited to be working with The Crane Theater as the first event in their LGM Studio space!
Lysistrata* was written by Aristophanes in 411 B.C. and is still relevant in today's times. We have entered an era in which there is fear, there is discrimination more than ever, communities of our friends are ostracized and banned, and there is a "war" going on within our own country. Women are marching, people are protesting, voices are ringing loud and clear across this country against injustices and violence and actions of the administration perpetrated upon its citizens. We are going backward socially, politcially, morally. And sadly, with the details coming out daily of circumstances in Syria, our hearts are pounding. While Lysistrata was written as a comedy, the voices are representative of today and the current events have provided a present- day opportunity to speak up, raise our voices, and resist. The concept that women denying their husbands and lovers the pleasure of sexual intimacy until there is no more war, is played out in comedic fashion, but the message is timely.
*We are procuding a more modern translation by Ian Johnston.
SUGGESTED FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.
Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $20 or at the door for a suggested donation.
Dircted by Sarah Broude
Featuring the talents of (listed in alphabetical order):
Charla Marie Bailey
Molly Pach Johnson
Brian P. Joyce
Mary Kay Fortier Spalding