Now Playing At CRT
Lysistrata

February 26 - March 8, 2015

By Aristophanes In a New Translation/Adaptation by Jen Wineman Directed by Jen Wineman
Nafe Katter Theatre

Lysistrata

Set in the 1940s in a small northeastern town, this titillating new adaptation by Jen Wineman places the heroines in Rosie the Riverter’s overalls and Donna Reed’s pearls. Lysistrata’s campaign to end war, leads the women of Athensville to withhold sex from their husbands and lovers to force a peace accord. The demure housewives shed their inhibitions and firmly grasp control of their situation as they tease a peace for the country. The comedic tension builds to a hysterical climax in this raucous, bawdy happy idea of a play by the “father of comedy” that calls us to seriously consider the idea of war through no-holds-barred laughter.

This production contains sexual humor and is not recommended for children.

CRT Behind the Scenes with LYSISTRATA stars Lisa Birnbaum and Blake Segal
CRT Behind the Scenes - LYSISTRATA Scenic Design
CRT Behind the Scenes - LYSISTRATA Costume Design

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