(RE)DISCOVER THEATRE PRESENTS A NEW ADAPTATION OF LYSISTRATA, RUNNING APRIL 10th – APRIL 27

Lysistrata, Miriam Reuter, Bobby Arnold(re)discover theatre is at it again, with their refreshing update of Aristophanes’ classic LYSISTRATA playing in Room 300 in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., April 10 – April 27. The production is directed by Janet Howe, and adapted by E.K. Dagenfield. Opening/press night is Thursday, April 10th. Regular performances run Thursdays – Sundays at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$20. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit rediscovertheatre.com.

The classic comedy, about the efforts of Greek women to end a war by withholding sex, has been updated for a modern audience. The production offers a laugh-a-minute while also highlighting the prevalence of gender roles and expectations by inserting a new and different mix of male and female actors on both sides of this ‘blue balling’ conflict. According to Dagenfield, “Lysistrata is a play that features sharply drawn characters in a classically funny situation. Our adaptation captures the essence of ultimate ‘low comedy’ and re-frames it in a contemporary format.” To spice things up, a male and female actor will alternate the roles of Lysistrata and the Magistrate every other night. The (re)crew is even allowing audiences to pick their own gender for the evening! They have surprises in store for both, so audiences will want to choose wisely in the easiest gender reassignment they’ll ever get.

Cast for LYSISTRATA includes:

Bobby Arnold**, Erika Haaland, Poppy Golland, Andrew Lund, Brendan Meyer, Grace Palmer and Miriam Reuter**

ABOUT (re)discover theatre

(re)discover theatre believes in surprising themselves and their audiences with live experiences that are visceral and deeply memorable for both artists and audiences. They promise to challenge themselves towards that line between failure and triumph as they seek connection through discomfort, joy and touching those things that cannot be described with words.

The company, a staple of the Chicago “classical works” storefront community, has been re-invigorating the works of Shakespeare and the Greeks since 201q, with productions like 50 Shades of Shakespeare and Jason & (Medea). Their work has been reviewed as “Youthful, brisk, excellent, remarkable, shocking, sexy” and “infectious as any winter cold.”

Chicago, IL – (re)discover theatre is at it again, with their refreshing update of Aristophanes’ classic LYSISTRATA playing in Room 300 in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., April 10 – April 27. The production is directed by Janet Howe, and adapted by E.K. Dagenfield. Opening/press night is Thursday, April 10th. Regular performances run Thursdays – Sundays at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$20. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit rediscovertheatre.com