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Lysistrata by Aristophanes
July 12, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - July 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am€6 – €12
International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2019
The distinguished Tullio Solenghi directs the most renowned comedy of Aristophanes, Lysistrata, produced by the National Institute of Ancient Drama (Fondazione INDA) of the Syracuse Greek Theatre Festival, featuring the awarded Elisabetta Pozzi as Lysistrata in a production of superb cast and collaborators.
As the Peloponnesian War rages, keeping the men away from their homes, Lysistrata convinces the women of Athens, Sparta and other cities to take matters into their own hands. During the women’s assembly, Lysistrata suggests that they abstain from their marital duties, in the form of a sex strike, until a peace treaty is signed from both war fronts. Even though there are some initial reactions, the women are finally convinced by Lysistrata and the Spartan Lampito and come together in devising their plan. Their action has immediate results and the men’s reactions are many and varied. After setbacks, conflicts and negotiations, peace is finally achieved.
▪ With Greek and English surtitles
Translation: Giulio Guidorizzi
Direction: Tullio Solenghi
Set/Costume design: Andrea Viotti
Choreography: Paola Maffioletti
Lighting design: Pietro Sperduti
Director’s assistant/Music instruction: Marcello Cutugno
Director’s assistant: Martina Garciulo
Lysistrata: Elisabetta Pozzi
Cleonice: Federica Carrubba Toscano
Myrrhine: Giovanna Di Rauso
Lampito: Viola Marietti
Chorus of Old Men: Vittorio Viviani (Draces), Totò Onnis (Strymodorus), Mimmo Mancini (Philurgus)
Chorus of Old Women: Simonetta Cartia (Nicodice), Silvia Salvatori (Calyce), Tiziana Schivarelli (Critylla), Elisabetta Neri (Boeotian Woman)
Magistrate: Federico Vanni
Three Women: Margherita Carducci, Elisabetta Neri, Federica Carruba Toscano
Cinesias: Tullio Solenghi
Athenian Negotiator (Prytanes): Roberto Alinghieri
Spartan Herald: Giuliano Chiarello
Spartan Ambassador, Athenian Ambassadors: Riccardo Livermore, Francesco Mirabella
Reconciliation: Elisabetta Neri
Chorus leader: Simonetta Cartia
Chorus: Giulia Antille, Beatrice Barone, Emanuele Carlino, William Caruso, Adele Di Bella, Tommaso Garrè, Federica Gurrieri, Irene Jona, Gabriele Manfredi, Giulia Messina, Silvia Messina, Federico Mosca, Roberto Mulia, Salvatore Pappalardo, Stefano Pavone, Gabriele Rametta, Isabella Sciortino, Alba Sofia Vella, Salvatore Ventura, Gabriella Zito
Six productions of ancient Greek drama by distinguished theatre companies from Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Slovenia and Spain participate at the twenty-third edition of the “International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama”, presenting performances at Ancient Odeon in Paphos, Curium Ancient Theatre in Limassol and “Skali” Amphitheatre in Aglantzia, Nicosia.
▪ Performances start at 21:00
▪ Please arrive at the theatre before 20:40*
*Spectators attending performances at the Curium Ancient Theatre are advised to arrive at least 45 minutes before the performance.
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€6 reduced (Students, Senior Citizens, National Guard, Unemployed)
€45 Festival pass (per person for attending all six performances)
€10 group sales (over 10 persons per performance) at [email protected]
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