The Bodensee Players presented reading of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, translated by Jeffrey Henderson May 16 & 18 and again at the the Caserne Innenhof Festival on September 8,  2003 in the Atrium Theatre.

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Cast

Athenian Ambassador Heinrich Kollmer
Calonice Karin Kollmer
Lampito Margaret Briody
Lysistrata Margie Tzanakakis
Magistrate Matthias von Alberti
Myrrhine Heike Groenenveld
Rod Martin Rolls
Spartan Ambassador Michael Skuppin
Spartan Herald Richard Harkness

Synopsis

Lysistrata has planned a meeting between all of the women of Greece to discuss the plan to end the Peloponnesian War. As Lysistrata waits for the women of Sparta, Thebes, and other areas to meet her she curses the weakness of women. Lysistrata plans to ask the women to refuse sex with their husbands until a treaty for peace has been signed. Lysistrata has also made plans with the older women of Athens (the Chorus of Old Women) to seize the Akropolis later that day. The women from the various regions finally assemble and Lysistrata convinces them to swear an oath that they will withhold sex from their husbands until both sides sign a treaty of peace. As the women sacrifice a bottle of wine to the Gods in celebration of their oath, they hear the sounds of the older women taking the Akropolis, the fortress that houses the treasury of Athens.


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