Aristophanes

Lucy Strate or the Ninth Council

The Peloponnesian War was one of the crucial problems in the time of Aristophanes: they called it The War for a reason. There were historical, unsolvable conflicts between Athens and Sparta. There was a woman, Lysistrata, who got herself involved in politics in order to put an end to the war. She convinced other women (both from Athens and the hostile city of Sparta) to deny love from men until they make peace with each other.

In our contemporary life it is even harder to achieve peace. What does it mean to be a Lysistrata nowadays? What does it mean to be a female leader? And, after all: what does it mean to fight against fighting, to kill a war with its own weapons?


Cast
Premiere: 3rd of January 2019