(re)discover theatre to Present LYSISTRATA, 4/10-27
(re)discover theatre is at it again, with their refreshing update of Aristophanes' classic LYSISTRATA playing in Room 300 in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., April 10 - April 27. The production is directed by Janet Howe, and adapted by E.K. Dagenfield. Opening/press night is Thursday, April 10th. Regular performances run Thursdays - Sundays at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$20. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit rediscovertheatre.com.
The classic comedy, about the efforts of Greek women to end a war by withholding sex, has been updated for a modern audience. The production offers a laugh-a-minute while also highlighting the prevalence of gender roles and expectations by inserting a new and different mix of male and female actors on both sides of this 'blue balling' conflict. According to Dagenfield, "Lysistrata is a play that features sharply drawn characters in a classically funny situation. Our adaptation captures the essence of ultimate 'low comedy' and re-frames it in a contemporary format." To spice things up, a male and female actor will alternate the roles of Lysistrata and the Magistrate every other night. The (re)crew is even allowing audiences to pick their own gender for the evening! They have surprises in store for both, so audiences will want to choose wisely in the easiest gender reassignment they'll ever get.
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