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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.

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