February 26 - March 8, 2015
Directed by Jen Wineman
Nafe Katter Theatre
This past decade of almost continuous warfare in the Middle East has left an indelible mark on American theatre by challenging us to examine war in its complexity and consequences through the re-examination of the Ancient Greek war plays. Sitting slyly among the war tragedies is Aristophanes’ outrageous war comedy, Lysistrata. One woman’s crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to the women of Greece withholding sex from their husbands and lovers to force a peace accord. As the siege takes hold, soldiers will beat their swords into…well, you know. This raucous, bawdy happy idea of a play by the “father of comedy” calls us to seriously consider war through no-holds-barred laughter.
2014 Year In Review
Thank you to all of our audience and artists for being a part of CRT in 2014! We wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to sharing 2015 with you!
Connecticut Repertory Theatre
CRT, part of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT stages an array of the best in theatre, from classic plays and musicals to premieres of the latest contemporary work, featuring some of the nation’s finest theatre professionals on stage with the department’s most promising students. The synergy between professionals and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.