Lizastrata, Based on Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, at the Getty Villa thru Oct. 2

September 17, 2021

LOS ANGELES – Each fall, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles presents a classical tragedy or comedy in the Getty Villa's dramatic Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, an outdoor venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters. This year, Lizastrata, based on Aristophanes' Lysistrata, directed and adapted by Matt Walker, Co-Produced by Troubadour Theater Company, is running Thursdays-Saturdays, September 9-October 2, 8 PM PT.

In this hilarious, musical retelling of one of history's greatest theatrical offerings, Lizastrata takes on the establishment, storms the Acropolis, and holds the treasury hostage until the long-warring men of Athens and Sparta commit to declaring peace. Her strategy? All the women go on a sex strike. Set to a mash-up of Liza Minnelli's greatest hits, the talented Troubie [Troubadour Theater Company’s] triple-threats perform song and dance for a deliciously irreverent romp. No sequin will be spared!

The Los Angeles Times’ Charles McNulty said of the production, "the zany Troubadour update is the truest to Aristophanes of any American production I've seen."

Tickets- Thursdays: $40 general, $36 senior/student

Fridays: $42 general

Saturdays: $48 general

Lizastrata contains sexual language, situations, and imagery that is not recommended for persons under the age of 15. Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission. Parking is $10 after 6 PM.

More information is available by phone: 310-440-7300 and online: shorturl.at/dxMTU.


BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Louis Vuitton unveiled its latest fashion designs at Barcelona’s Park Güell on Thursday, providing the clothes with drama to finally match Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


‘We Have Nothing.’ As Israel Attacks Rafah, Palestinians are Living in Tents and Searching for Food

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The tent camps stretch for more than 16 kilometers (10 miles) along Gaza’s coast, filling the beach and sprawling into empty lots, fields and town streets.

BOGOTA, Colombia  — Colombia’s congress voted on Tuesday to ban bullfights in the South American nation, delivering a serious blow to a centuries old tradition that has inspired famous songs and novels but has become increasingly controversial in the countries where it is still practiced.

NEW YORK — Prosecutors were presenting their bribery case against New Jersey Sen.

NEW YORK — Twice per year, New Yorkers and visitors are treated to a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge, when the setting sun aligns with the Manhattan street grid and sinks below the horizon framed in a canyon of skyscrapers.

BARNSLEY, Ky.  — Devin Johnson’s life was uprooted for a second time when a tornado flattened his home over the Memorial Day weekend — on the same lot in Kentucky where another storm left him homeless in 2021.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.