Lysistrata

a drag reimagining

by Aristophanes + translated by Sarah Ruden

Poster of Lysistrata

Ancient Greece. The House of Athena is holding its breath – it is on the brink of war with the House of Sparta, and who knows what terrors will shower down upon its helpless drag queens? Lysistrata, a beautiful, fishy young queen from the House of Athena, has come to the fore, insisting that peace must be made. And how? Of course – the two Houses must cooperate and, together, withhold sex from the men of Athens and Sparta until they agree to end the war. This production is a brand new reading of that old battle of the sexes, through the glittering lens of drag performance. There will be voguing. There will be pageant queens, butch queens, camp kings. There will be charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent. Come to the ball. Watch the making of a legend. Pepper LaBeija. Dorian Corey. Lysistrata. The bibliotheke is open!*There will be a short talkback with Sarah Ruden, the translator of this edition of Lysistrata, after the Saturday (March 5) matinee.

Performance Dates & Times

March 4, 2016 - 8:00pm

March 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

March 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Location

Crescent Underground
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Performers

Lysistrata
Calonice
Myrrhine
Councilor
Spartan Herald
Pit Crew #1
Pit Crew #2
Athenian Ambassador

Production Team

Choreographer
Choreographer
Costume Designer
Director
Assistant
Director
Dramaturg
Dramaturg
General Crew
Graphic Designer
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Makeup Artist
Assistant
Makeup Artist
Master Electrician
Producer
Assistant
Producer
Props Designer
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Stage Manager
Assistant
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Hair Artist
Costume Designer