Genre: Classical, Comedy

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC), a non-profit eco-theater company, will premiere "Lysistrata, Now" on October 19 for their first-year initiative, Planting the Seed.

"Lysistrata, Now" is a fresh adaptation of the anti-war, feminist Greek comedy "Lysistrata." This modernized version of the Classic is infused with live blues & folk music and tells the tale of a group of politically-charged women who band together to fight for peace. 9TTC's "Lysistrata, Now" is starring Rebecca Naomni Jones* (Passing Strange), featuring Ashley Morris* (Die Mommie Die!), directed by Aaron Gonzalez and Justin Eure, with music by Andrew Pastides and Joe Binder and lyrics written and adapted by Jeffrey Burroughs.

About the Company: 9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC)

9Thirty Theatre Company's misison is to cultivate artists to work toward viable solutions for a sustainable future. We are committed to fostering works of artistic excellence, reaching a broad audience that reflects New York City’s diverse population and providing artistic and eco-friendly programs and performances that stimulate community awareness and action.  Our ecological programming re-invents production and performance in a wholly eco-friendly and sustainable manner by utilizing only non-toxic found, repurposed, recycled, donated or green materials in found, abandoned and outdoor venues throughout New York City including: Astoria Park, Athens Square, Battery Park, Columbus Circle, Theatre 54, The Seaport Theatre, The Bridge Theatre, and many others.

We are honored to have been named in Broadway World’s Top Ten theatre companies to watch this 2010 season and have the guidance of some of the nation’s most innovative and celebrated artists serving on our Advisory Board. Artists such as renowned playwright Craig Lucas, actor Anthony Rapp, and Obie Award-winning director, Gerald Freedman.

Preview:   10/18/08
Open:   10/19/08
Close:   10/27/08

Lysistrata, Now is playing three nights only on Sunday, October 19, Monday, October 20, and the following Monday, October 27 @ 7PM at Athens Square Park in Astoria, Queens.
Theater:   Athens Square Park
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