|Lysistratra: The Musical
| Open: 04/07/05 Close: 04/24/05
A contemporary musical retelling of the classic anti-war comedy by Artistophanes ("The Frogs") about a group of women who attempt to stop an unjust war by staging a sex strike.
Set in the present day and featuring an eclectic score ranging from jazz to patter to musical theatre, "Lysistrata The Musical" opens in Athens, Greece, as a group of soldiers leave their wives to go off to fight in a war with Sparta that's been raging for so long that no one can remember what it was about in the first place. Used to this ritual, the women go back to their housewife chores. Except for Lysistrata (Lizzie to her friends), who decides the time has come to end the war once and for all: she convinces every woman in Greece to withhold sex from the men until they stop fighting. Confusion and chaos ensue as the men in power try to thwart the women's schemes, the Spartan women get in on the ‘action' and the balance of power tilts dangerously.
Opera. She is the recipient of the 2002 Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award.
The performance schedule for "Lysistrata The Musical" is Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 and Sundays at 3, with a special Opening Night performance on Monday, April 11th at 8. There is an additional 2 PM matinee on Saturday April 23rd and no performances on Sunday, April 17th or Thursday, April 21st.