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(re)discover theatre is going at it again. This time we are breaking down gender roles with a hot new adaptation of Aristophanes’ anti-war sex farce Lysistrata. This production penetrates the absurdity of gender expectations by inserting a new and different mix of male and female actors on both sides of this 'blue balling' conflict. To spice things up, a male and female actor will alternate the roles of Lysistrata and the Magistrate every other night, giving a unique dual perspective on gender. Want to get in on the action? To ensure your satisfaction, we are allowing you to pick your gender for the night as well. We have surprises in store for both. Choose wisely. (This is the easiest gender reassignment you'll ever get.)
Women: $15 Men: $20*
Student Tickets: Women: $7 Men: $9 (available at the door)*
Industry Tickets: Women: $10 Men: $13 (available at the door)*
* Based on the national average. Women currently earn .77 to every $1 earned by men

Collaboraction
Room 300, Flatiron Arts Bldg
1579 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


CAST:
Miriam Reuter: Lysistrata/Magistrate
Bobby Arnold: Lysistrata/Magistrate
Erika Haaland: Calonice
Poppy Golland: Lampito/Athenian Woman
Andrew Lund: Myrrhine
Grace Palmer: Spartan Man/Elder
Brendan Meyer: Cinesias/Toady
CREATIVE:
Janet Howe: Director
J.R. Pierce: Stage Manager
Celeste Kelley: Assistant Stage Manager
Sotirios Livaditis: Set Designer
Cassy Schillo: Props Designer
Laura Wiley: Lighting Designer
Matt Wills: Sound Designer/Videographer
Kari Warning: Costume Designer
Danielle Whaley: Production Manager
Aaron Pagel: Fight Director

Performance dates:
Thursday, April 10th 8:00pm   Lysistrata: Miriam Reuter   Magistrate: Bobby Arnold *Join us after the show for our Opening Night festivities
Friday, April 11th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter **Join us after the show for “BEERistophanes”
Saturday, April 12th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Miriam Reuter   Magistrate: Bobby Arnold
Sunday, April 13th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter
Thursday, April 17th 8:00pm   Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter
Friday, April 18th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Miriam Reuter   Magistrate: Bobby Arnold **Join us after the show for “BEERistophanes”
Saturday, April 19th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter  ^ Join us after the show for a workshop with The Pleasure Chest
Thursday, April 24th 8:00pm   Lysistrata: Miriam Reuter   Magistrate: Bobby Arnold
Friday, April 25th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter **Join us after the show for “BEERistophanes”
Saturday, April 26th 8:00pm    Lysistrata: Miriam Reuter   Magistrate: Bobby Arnold ^ Join us after the show for a workshop with The Pleasure Chest
Sunday, April 27th *2:00pm*   Lysistrata: Bobby Arnold    Magistrate: Miriam Reuter


** “BEERistophanes” a talk back with member of the cast and creative team and FREE BEER!
^ (re)discover theatre is thrilled to be partnering with The Pleasure Chest

^ Saturday, April 19th 9:15pm | Gendertalia – why everything you learned in the locker room was wrong 
Antoinette, senior sex educator at Pleasure Chest Chicago, will be joining us for a mini-workshop just after the show on April 19! Let’s talk about we call our genitals, why we like to think of them as so different from others, and why there is so much more in common even when the chromosomes are different!

^ Saturday, April 26th 9:15pm | Gender Odyssey, or Binaries are for Computers
Ash, senior sex educator at Pleasure Chest Chicago, will be joining us to lead a discussion just after the show on April 26! Gender is often thought of as a black and white concept, with few shades of gray; instead, gender can be fluid, all encompassing, blended, or even not present at all! We’ll start the ball rolling by talking about the concepts of non-binary gender and how these ideas can be the beginning of our own understanding of our authentic selves.