Book by Douglas Carter Beane
Music & Lyrics by Lewis Flinn
Directed by Billie Aken-Tyers
Fridays and Saturdays: March 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th, 31st, April 6th, and 7th @ 8pm.
Sundays: March 18th, 25th, April 1st, and 8th @ 6pm.
21-12 30th Road
Astoria, NY 11102
Train: (N or W, Astoria Blvd. Stop)
VIP Seating: $30
General Admission: $25
Student Discount: $20
Ophelia Theatre Group, a leading player in Astoria's theatre scene, is presenting its spring musical Lysistrata Jones. Spearheaded by a female-driven production team, Lysistrata tells the tale of a determined cheerleader who leads the students around her in a battle of the sexes. With a rocking score written by Lewis Flinn and book by five-time Tony nominee Douglas Carter Beane, the show will be an immersive experience performed on a faux basketball court at the back of the Variety Boys and Girls Club in Queens. In the first production in New York since its Broadway run, Ophelia Theatre is thrilled to be giving a new feminist life to this baller cult classic! We guarantee laughs, romance and basketballs, lots of basketballs!
The Ophelia Theater entrance and parking lot for Lysistrata Jones is located in the Variety Boys and Girls Club parking lot; turn off of 21st St.
Media Contact: John Hoffman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (951) 285-6467
Director - Billie Aken-Tyers
Assistant Director - Zach Rich
Choreographer - Kristen Sandler
Asst. Choreographer - Morgana Mauney
Music Director - Anessa Marie
Stage Manager - Kaylyn Buckley
Asst. Stage Manager - Jen Wiener
Lighting/Scenic Designer - Shelby Loera
Costume Designer - Arthur Ross
Lysistrata - Chloe Kostman
Cleonice - Jianzi Colon
Robin - Aida Levantaki
Myhrrine - Imani Youngblood
Lampito - Amelia James
Hetiera - Lawryn LaCroix
Mick - Shawn Smith
Xander - Matt Summers
Uardo - Jason Hurtado
Tyllis - Brandon Looney
Harold - Kevin Ruiter
Cinesias - Olivier Sublet
Male Vocalist - Mike Tubman
The Ophelia Theatre Group was founded in 2003 by playwright/producer, Sarah Bennett, in her hometown of Lake Elsinore, California. Originally comprised of 15 members, the company has grown to an excess of 50 passionate artists after relocating to Astoria, NY to further pursue theirprofessional and creative development. They are dedicated to providing quality theatre to Astoria and its surrounding neighborhoods, having successfully renovated a seldom-used dance studio at the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens into a 75-seat black box theater, which they utilize to rehearse and perform original works, published works, new play readings and variety events. They also volunteer to provide theatre classes and performance opportunities for the children at the Boys and Girls Club.
New York productions include: Your Alice, Some Night, Hedda Gabler, The Seagull,The Tempest, Almost Maine, Marys Little Monster, Floyd Collins, The Fox and Boulder, As You Like It, Rockabye Hamlet (first New York revival), Fortinbras, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet, The Cast Party, God Chairs and the Infinite Burrito, and reasons to be pretty.
About the Company: Ophelia Theatre Group
Character above concept; story above all else."