Sunday July 28, 2013 / 8:00pmIntiman Theatre Festival: Lysistrata
How was your experience?
FIVE STARS! And if I could have given this production/the people involved more stars than that, I would have! I have two advanced degrees in English disciplines, and I've read "Lysistrata" more than once in a classroom environment ... but I've never actually seen it performed live before this event. I'm also not a Seattle native--I'm from the SE US originally--so, honestly ... with this being an anti-war play ... I figured the message would probably be delivered with a sledgehammer. I walked in the door expecting Greek theater with a PNW-sized anti-war message, and--instead--I walked right into company headquarters of an army base in Afghanistan, in process of their own production of what I consider Aristopanes' finest play. It was funny in some parts, poignant in others, and the after-market genitals (made of things like mouse traps, massive squirt guns, and stockings over-filled with cotton batting) were an absolute treasure to behold. The story--intended to be light--was presented without any huge emotional overloading by either the playright, the adaptor, or the actors themselves.It was left for you to provide the bulk of the emotionality in the play, and my husband and I both felt a little misty in the end as well, involved in the emotions of the play! WELL DONE!! :)