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Written by Aristophanes

Adapted by Edward Einhorn

Directed by Ariel Francoeur

Musical Composer Angus McFarland

This production was entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) XXXVII.

Publication Date

Spring 2-2005


Gorham, ME


Theatre, University of Southern Maine Department of Theatre, Theatre Program, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival


Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History



Lysistrata ... I. Carlsen
Calonice ... Jill Kaufman-Bradbury
Myrrhina ... Mia Perron
Lampito/Woman #3 ... Michelle Sawyer
Theban Woman(Police Woman/Woman# 1/ Peace ... Michele Lee
Female Slave ... Jessica Savory
Male Chorus ... Anthony Teixeira
Male Slave ... Travis Curran
Female Chorus ... Josieda Lord
Magistrate ... Jae Rodriguez
Police Man/Woman#2/Spartan Herald ... John Sargent
Ginesias ... Nick Cyr

Lysistrata was written twenty-one years into the Peloponnesian War, which involved nearly all the city-states of what we now call Greece. The result of this war was the permanent decline of the Greek Empire. This must have been a frightening, desperate time for all those not making a fortune at the expense of the sufferers. Placed in this context, we have to wonder what Aristophanes was really trying to say, and to whom. Could it be so simple to put an end to killing forever? Or is war a force of human nature that we can only pretend to control...

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