Main Season Production
NOW PLAYING: February 8-March 3, 2019
Lysistrata: A Woman's Translation
By Drue Robinson
Adapted from the play by Aristophanes
Directed by Bridget S. Dunne
Dates: February 8-March 3, 2019
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
CONTENT ADVISORY: This play contains adult language, sexual humor and partial nudity
Director Bridget S. Dunne (previously directed She Kills Monsters) says, "This play is funny, as you probably know. VERY funny. Underneath that humor, though, is a powerful story of regular women standing up for what they believe in and taking control of a situation that is simply unacceptable. These women aren't famous, they're not soldiers or politicians; they are wives, mothers, sisters, HUMANS, who havedecided they won't tolerate the waste and death that they've had to live with for too long. Lysistrata comes up with this plan, yes, but she can't do it alone. It takes a force of many to shake things up and make the men realize that there's more to life than war."
Preview: February 7, 2019 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Talkback: Sunday, February 17, 2019
The play centers on the lengthy Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) fought by the Delian League led by Athens against the Peloponnesian League led by Sparta. Lysistrata, wife on one of the military leaders, decides that the women of Athens and Sparta should withhold conjugal relations until the men agree to come to the negotiations table, with hilarious repercussions.
Featuring Jenn Stephenson, Wendy Scott, Miguel Martinez, Amy Bourque, Christy Lopez and many others, the play promises to be a 21st Century examination of the strength of women and the reasons for war. This play is for mature audiences.
"The 14-person Vortex cast, led by Jen Stephenson as a forceful and dominant Lysistrata, takes on this hoary fixture of regional theater with elan and panache." (-Wally Gordon, Talkin' Broadway Regional Reviews) Read the full review...