The Faux-Real Theatre Company

A Battle of the Sexes & A Prayer for Peace

WHEN: Sept 28th – Oct 22nd, Mondays-Thursdays (16 shows) 7:00 PM
WHERE: The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 E. 3rd St., NYC, 10009
HOW MUCH: $18 / $15 Students & Seniors at the door (or email us for discount code)

The wine will flow at the Nuyorican, as Faux-Real turns NYC’s premiere poetry café into an ancient Greek marketplace where ideas are flung about like baseballs at a dunk-tank, jump-starting Aristophanes’ bawdy classic in a show designed to delight Athenians and New Yorkers alike. Faux-Real does LYSISTRATA in 2015 just like the Greeks did in 411 BCE: a tightly orchestrated Greek chorus, broad and bold acting style, live music, colorful masks, and, of course – just like the Greeks had – some oversized phalluses.

Written (or chiseled) over 2425 years ago, Lysistrata was first presented to Athenians during a brief respite of peace after a series of miserable wars and corrupt politicians. Historically scripted by a man, performed by men to an all-male audience, LYSISTRATA survived ancient patriarchy and wound up as a vehicle for feminist ideology, pacifist causes, and a challenge to the powers that be, asking questions we still ask today: What are women? What are men? Who is responsible for war? Can anyone stop it?

Breaking from the Greek tradition, Faux-Real’s LYSISTRATA features a co-ed, multi-ethnic, multi-generational cast of 15.

The Cast:

Stephanie Regina* as Lysistrata, and an ensemble cast that includes:
Candace (Kane) Brown
Alan Fessenden
Layna Fisher
Joy Smith Kelly*
Tom Mezger
Ricardo Muniz
Tony Naumovski*
Emma Orme
Jason Scott Quinn*
Dominique Salerno*
Aaron Scott*
Dorian Shorts
Elena Taurke
Josephine Wheelwright

(* Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association)

The Team

Directed by Mark Greenfield
Assistant Director: Manuel Simons
Stage Manager: Rachel Heine
Musical Director: Tony Naumovski
Dramaturge: Aaron Poochigian
Masks & Props: Lynda White
Costumes: Irina Gets
Musicians: Asher Townsend & Jeff Wood

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