A lot can change in two years. When I first decided to bring LYSISTRATA to the stage about two years ago, I did so because it checked all the boxes: fun high energy comedy, great roles for women, and just enough social commentary that it felt like a good fit for us. Fast forward, and as women’s rights have leapt (and rightly so) to the forefront of the national consciousness through the Women’s March and #metoo movement, LYSISTRATA feels a whole lot more relevant than anything written over 2000 years ago has any right to be. This story, of women proclaiming their independence and taking over the reins of government is at times shocking, uncomfortably modern, and also hilarious. Aristophanes’ seamless mix of contemporary issues and raunchy slapstick comedy has been a pleasure to discover with this phenomenal cast. So please sit back, have a great time, and maybe take a bit of inspiration from the women of Greece to stand up for what you believe in. - Niclas Olson
Director's Notes: Lysistrata
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