... Eclectic Performances
Oct. 21, 22, 28, 29, Nov. 4, 5 at 8:pm — Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6 at 3:pm
Tickets are: $10 for Students and Seniors; $20 for Adults.
Lysistrata was first performed in Athens in 411 B.C. and, due to its popularity, has survived more than two millennia and seen countless translations. Aristophanes, the great comic playwright of ancient Athens, authored approximately 40 plays between 425 and 388 B.C., 11 of which survive today. Behind the hilarity, however, a deeper meaning resides.
When the women of Athens grow tired of their husbands’ endless war with the Spartans, Lysistrata brings women from both city-states together and offers a solution: withhold sex from the men until they agree to cease fighting. Putting the plan into action, however, proves more difficult and more hilarious than anyone imagined.
NorthEast Theatre Ensemble
The NorthEast Theatre Ensemble is a troupe of professional actors collaborating on classic dramatic works. As their name implies they strive to find a common ground that allows their talent, training, and craft to emerge to form a cohesive ensemble. They currently work out of the Steamer No.10 Theatre.