Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents
ND Theatre NOW: Lysistrata
A comedy adapted by Ellen McLaughlin
Inspired by the play by Aristophanes
Directed by Alison Croucher ‘21
Outdoor performances September 25-27
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?
Wednesday, August 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, August 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Location: Grassy area near DPAC playground
Callbacks Friday, August 21 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Location: DPAC south terrace
Auditions, rehearsals, and performances will follow University guidelines for masking and physical distancing while creating social connections.
No preparation required, but we recommend familiarity with the audition sides provided: Lysistrata - audition sides (pdf)
Sign up for an audition time
All majors welcome! Auditions not restricted to FTT majors – open to all ND/SMC/HCC students. Student actors of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Originally published at ftt.nd.edu.