YES… the ancient Greek writer who wrote about women’s revolt over 2,000 years ago! Lysistrata is the heroine of this play about women using the only power they had to stop their men from fighting wars —– sex. Unblinkingly bawdy, Lysistrata is a comedy about the power of sexuality and frustration…and what lengths men and women will go to satisfy their very human needs. #no sex until no war might have been the very first hashtag – if they had had the internet.
Many versions of “Lysistrata” have been written over the years, but this version has connections to St. Augustine. Constantine Santas, Professor Emeritis of Flagler College and author, has edited this version, which was translated by his aunt, Valentina Santas. ACT is proud to bring this version to life for three performances during the Romanza Festivale of the Arts in May.
The production will be directed by Harolyn Sharpe, a seasoned and talented director/actress who has an eye for the comedic ironies expressed by Aristophanes.
Local audiences enjoyed Ms. Sharpe onstage in ACT’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
The play will be presented from May 11-13. Performances on Friday and Saturday are at 7:30; Sunday at 2:00pm at the Gamache-Koger Theater in the Ringhaver Student Center on the Flagler College campus.
Tickets are available online at www.aclassictheatre.org or call Jan at 904-5093 to reserve tickets which can be picked up at the door – payment by cash or check only.