Lysistrata [After Dark]

Lysistrata PosterAdapted and Directed by Shaw Forgeron

Performances: April 11-13, 2013

Venue: Theatre of the Arts, Modern                Languages Building

uWaterloo Drama presented Lysistrata [After Dark], adapted and directed by Shaw Forgeron.  This play had been adapted from Aristophanes' original script Lysistrata which was written in 411 BC.   This undergraduate thesis project had been produced and is performed by a group of talented theatre students from the UW Drama Department as part of their ongoing studies.

**Warning - Mature subject matter... not suitable for children.**

Given the choice, would you rather have world peace forever OR no more sex ever again?  The answer is obvious, but, for the citizens of ancient Athens, things are a little more complicated.  When the women of Greece deliver a stiff ultimatum, bitter rivalries must be set aside, and a nation's democracy is taken to task.  In a contemporary musical adaptation of Aristophanes' classical text, gender roles, politics, and religion all come under scrutiny.  Lysistrata [AD] is sexy-fun, funny, and fantastical - where sexuality is a mechanism to exploit status, stigma, and stereotyping.  You'll laugh, you'll think on important issues, and you may become intriguingly aroused (because that's important too)! 

Cast

Jane Honek – Lysistrata

Alley Bilodeau – Cleonicé

Aviva Dreksler – Myrrhiné

Greg Johnson – Lampito

Yusuf Zine – Cinesias

William Innes – Magistrate

Stephan Petersen – Herald

Brent Meidinger – Chorus, Guitar

Tiffany Martindale – Chorus, Piano

Derek McGill – Chorus, Drums

Shaw Forgeron – Chorus, Violin

Pompeii’s Fist – Pompeii’s Fist

Creative Team

Shaw Forgeron – Director, Adaptation, Set Design, Props, Fight Choreography

Katie Honek – Stage Manager

Courtney Palmer – Stage Manager

Kassandra Caporiccio – Assistant Stage Manager

Mark Haasnoot – Costume Design

Meghan Jones – Cosmetic Design

Selin Erkaya – Lighting Design

Keethan Krishnamoorthy – Sound Design

Caitlyn Derderian – Paint

David Bui – Dance Choreography

William Innes – Media Design, Photography

Special Thanks

Janelle Rainville (Production Advisor)

Jennifer Roberts-Smith (Directing Advisor)

Sharon Secord

Gill Lesperance

Scott Spidell

William Chesney

Jennifer Simpson

Robin Atchison

Standard Deviation Theatre

Betsey Daub / John Honek

Thompson Duff

Chantaine Green-Leach

Sarah Noiseux

Carly Derderian

Emily Galvao

Jenn Addesso

Donna Schell

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