The Hole in the Wall Theater (HITW) in New Britain, will present Lysistrata by Aristophanes in a sexy new translation by Sarah Ruden. Performances run Fridays & Saturdays from November 13 through December 5 at 8:00pm with one Sunday matinee on November 22 at 2:00pm. Lysistrata is under the direction of Rachel Teagle of New Haven. Tickets are $20.00 (General Admission) and $15.00 (students & seniors). They can be purchased at the door and online at www.hitw.org. The November 27th performance will be our Pay-What-You-Can performance where you name the price of your ticket. Lysistrata is funded in part with the support of the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation.
When the Greek army refuses to stop the war, Lysistrata (Rowan McDonald of Hartford) leads a strike – no sex until peace is declared. Come enjoy some of the oldest dirty jokes in western civilization in Aristophanes’ raunchy comedy about power, persuasion, and getting it on. A proud, queer take on the ancient story.
The HITW cast includes: Rowan McDonald & Nicole Morin (both from Hartford), Rebecca Meakin (New Britain), Mike Bracken (Windsor Locks), Stephanie Chernoff (Simsbury), Adam Cormier (Colebrook), Lisa Ives (Bristol), Rayah Martin (Manchester), Stephen Maher, Charles Merlis (both from West Hartford), Sarah Oschmann (Windham), and Ari Veur (North Haven).