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Lysistrata

Ellen McLaughlin
Based on the play by Aristophanes
Directed by Noona Nolan

April 13 through May 12, 2007

Part of the 2002 Worldwide Lysistrata Project, Ellen McLaughlin's humorous interpretation of the Aristophane classic, Lysistrata, tells the story of women from opposing Greek states who unite to end a war by refusing to sleep with their husbands.

Powerless in their society, the women take the only tactic available to them—they withhold sex.

Ellen McLaughlin's plays including Infinity's House, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Tongue of a Bird, The Trojan Women, Helen, The Persians and Oedipus have received numerous national and international productions. McLaughlin is also an actor most well known for having originated the part of the Angel in Tony Kushner's Angels in America, appearing in every U.S. production from its earliest workshops through its Broadway run.


CAST

Lysistrata.. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..Tina Arriola
Calonice . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Meira Perelstein
Lampito .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..Nina Carduner
Myrrhine . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Eden Nelson
Dipsas . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Jocelyn Truitt
Ismenia. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Samantha Garcia
Magistrate . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . David Cohen
Belphragia . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Samantha Garcia
Fisherwoman . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Jocelyn Truitt
Cinesias .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Sean Kelly
Athenian Chorus Leader 1 . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Emily Broderick
Athenian Chorus Leader 2 . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . Melissa Craven
Geezer 1 . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Sean Kelly
Geezer 3 . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Jose Garcia
Geezer 2 . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Lance Huntley
Old Woman 1 .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . Melissa Craven
Old Woman 2 .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Emily Broderick
Old Woman 3 .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . Eden Nelson
Spartan Envoy. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Jose Garcia
Spartan Delegate . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . Lance Huntley

 

PRODUCTION

Director .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Noona Nolan
Production Designer. .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Paul Hayes
Costume Designer .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. Helen Slomowitz
Lighting Designer and Technical Director . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . . Bob Gudmunnson
Light Board Operator .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. .Tobias Barton
Rehearsal Stage Manager . . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . .. . ..Vicki Seigel


Thank You

Actors Ensemble of Berkeley is delighted to acknowledge the Berkeley Civic Arts Program and Civic Arts Commission's support in the form of a grant of $5,200.00 awarded in 2016. This will enable us to continue to provide free or low cost opportunities for community members to participate in the life changing activities of theater arts.

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