Lysistrata

Lysistrata
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 13 f, 7 m (13-26 actors possible: 8-16 f, 5-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: A public space.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-141-6

Lysistrata
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

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Productions (34)
  • Comedy
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 13 f, 7 m (13-26 actors possible: 8-16 f, 5-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: A public space.

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in love making until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

This fresh, fast-paced comedy, inspired by the Aristophanes play, follows Lysistrata, an Athenian housewife, who calls for the women of Greece to help end the Peloponnesian War. She proposes a radical plan: all Greek women must refuse to engage in love making until the men see reason, lay down their arms and come home to lay down with their wives in peace. The women agree to make the sacrifice and all hell breaks loose as men wander the country in an agony of unsatisfied lust. Will Lysistrata and her crew accomplish what the politicians could not?

  • Comedy
  • 60 - 80 minutes
  • 13 f, 7 m (13-26 actors possible: 8-16 f, 5-10 m)
  • Content Notes: Adult content and language
  • Set: A public space.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-141-6

Published Reviews

"...fun, lighthearted and successfully adapted to modern day times."

Yorkshire Post (United Kingdom)

Production History

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Location
APR 13, 2018 - APR 21, 2018
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX United States
Trinity University San Antonio, TX United States
FEB 15, 2018 - FEB 24, 2018
Tufts University
Medford, MA United States
Tufts University Medford, MA United States
OCT 04, 2017 - OCT 15, 2017
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA United States
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA United States
APR 27, 2017 - APR 30, 2017
Maryville College
MARYVILLE, TN United States
Maryville College MARYVILLE, TN United States
FEB 13, 2017 - FEB 13, 2017
Theatre East
New York, NY United States
Theatre East New York, NY United States
DEC 12, 2016 - DEC 12, 2016
The Warehouse Theatre
Greenville, SC United States
The Warehouse Theatre Greenville, SC United States
NOV 04, 2016 - NOV 05, 2016
St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN United States
St. Olaf College Northfield, MN United States
APR 14, 2016 - APR 24, 2016
Saint Marys College
Moraga, CA United States
Saint Marys College Moraga, CA United States
DEC 11, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
CSU East Bay, Theatre Dept.
Hayward, CA United States
CSU East Bay, Theatre Dept. Hayward, CA United States
OCT 30, 2015 - NOV 08, 2015
El Camino College
Torrance, CA United States
El Camino College Torrance, CA United States
MAY 08, 2015 - MAY 09, 2015
Atlantic Acting School
New York, NY United States
Atlantic Acting School New York, NY United States
FEB 28, 2015 - MAR 21, 2015
The Actors' Gang
Culver City, CA United States
The Actors' Gang Culver City, CA United States
DEC 13, 2014 - DEC 14, 2014
Hartnell College
Salinas, CA United States
Hartnell College Salinas, CA United States
OCT 30, 2014 - NOV 02, 2014
Pius XI High School
Milwaukee, WI United States
Pius XI High School Milwaukee, WI United States
APR 10, 2014 - APR 13, 2014
Chadron State College Theatre
Chadron, NE United States
Chadron State College Theatre Chadron, NE United States
APR 04, 2014 - APR 13, 2014
Providence College
Providence, RI United States
Providence College Providence, RI United States
MAR 26, 2014 - MAR 29, 2014
Mountain View College
Dallas, TX United States
Mountain View College Dallas, TX United States
JAN 17, 2014 - JAN 17, 2014
Bowie State University
West Chester, PA United States
Bowie State University West Chester, PA United States
NOV 14, 2013 - NOV 17, 2013
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD United States
Bowie State University Bowie, MD United States
OCT 09, 2013 - OCT 13, 2013
All College Theatre
Ewing, NJ United States
All College Theatre Ewing, NJ United States
JUL 26, 2013 - JUL 28, 2013
The Actors Studio Of Newburyport
Newburyport, MA United States
The Actors Studio Of Newburyport Newburyport, MA United States
APR 05, 2013 - APR 13, 2013
Wilkinson Theatre Earlham College
Richmond, IN United States
Wilkinson Theatre Earlham College Richmond, IN United States
FEB 21, 2013 - FEB 28, 2013
Ohio University
Athens, OH United States
Ohio University Athens, OH United States
NOV 08, 2012 - NOV 16, 2012
Auburn University
Auburn, AL United States
Auburn University Auburn, AL United States
NOV 07, 2012 - NOV 07, 2012
Libertyville High School
Libertyville, IL United States
Libertyville High School Libertyville, IL United States
OCT 04, 2012 - OCT 14, 2012
Strayer-Wood Theatre
Cedar Falls, IA United States
Strayer-Wood Theatre Cedar Falls, IA United States
MAY 04, 2012 - MAY 05, 2012
Center For The Arts Theatre
Valparaiso, IN United States
Center For The Arts Theatre Valparaiso, IN United States
APR 30, 2012 - APR 30, 2012
Lebanese American University
Beirut, Lebanon
Lebanese American University Beirut, Lebanon
MAR 04, 2012 - MAR 17, 2012
Whatcom Community College
Bellingham, WA United States
Whatcom Community College Bellingham, WA United States
DEC 02, 2011 - DEC 10, 2011
Indiana University, Bloomington
Bloomington, IN United States
Indiana University, Bloomington Bloomington, IN United States
DEC 01, 2011 - DEC 11, 2011
Gannon University Schuster Theatre
Erie, PA United States
Gannon University Schuster Theatre Erie, PA United States
OCT 20, 2011 - OCT 23, 2011
Dept. Theatre Arts, University Of Iowa
Iowa City, IA United States
Dept. Theatre Arts, University Of Iowa Iowa City, IA United States
MAY 10, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Ilkley Players
Ilkley, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Ilkley Players Ilkley, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
JAN 01, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH United States
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH United States
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Production Group
Location
APR 13, 2018 - APR 21, 2018
Trinity University
San Antonio, TX United States
Trinity University San Antonio, TX United States
FEB 15, 2018 - FEB 24, 2018
Tufts University
Medford, MA United States
Tufts University Medford, MA United States
OCT 04, 2017 - OCT 15, 2017
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA United States
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA United States
Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
FEB 28, 2015 - MAR 21, 2015
The Actors' Gang
Culver City, CA United States
The Actors' Gang Culver City, CA United States
MAY 10, 2010 - MAY 15, 2010
Ilkley Players
Ilkley, West Yorkshire United Kingdom
Ilkley Players Ilkley, West Yorkshire United Kingdom