Lysistrata 082313
3.6 / 5 Rated by 21 members
Review from Julie
13 events 2 reviews

This was an amazing theatrical experience. I came expecting a traditional Greek drama and possible boredom or lewd repetitive attempts at humor. However, this show was thoroughly entertaining, funny, and moving. The humor was quite raunchy so...continued

reviewed Jul 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 108 events 103 reviews

It seemed longer than it was.

There is a simple reason for that. The content of Aristophane's very old comedies runs out well before the play does. I have seen Clouds, Birds, Frogs etc and it is always the same....a modern playwright uses the...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandeep Arora
Red Velvet 31 events 4 reviews

The acting was terrible and it was a bit crass. We walked out halfway through.

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Leah
Red Velvet 28 events 4 reviews

Yes, it is bawdy and raunchy, but so is the original. The visual humor (phalluses galore) may discomfort some viewers, but is absolutely hilarious. Great acting, tight timing, marvelous costuming and a recreation of the ancient play in a way...continued

reviewed Jul 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Janice Thorne
Red Velvet 20 events 2 reviews

It was so well done - the actors were wonderful and the play was a combination of classic and new stories that worked really well together.

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from DAWGFAN
50 events 19 reviews

Very, very funny . . . in a naughty way.
Penis' could have been a tad larger!
Very serious, too! Well done. Enjoyable!

reviewed Sep 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Hendo
19 events 11 reviews

I went with a companion. She checked the original play out of the library to prepare. It was in Greek! I went with a vague idea of what the play was about which I heard from a friend over 40 years ago! Reading the program before curtain, we...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Robert
11 events 11 reviews

Now I know the answer to the following: what if a military troupe staged a classic Greek play? See it if you can!

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mag
13 events 9 reviews

Though provoking with a huge slice of slice of naughtiness and side splitting laughter!

reviewed Jul 30 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Val
20 events 7 reviews

Ancient play that is timeless and relevant to today. Great acting and singing. Great way to spend part of a Sunday afternoon.

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lane
13 events 7 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Jul 28 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jackie
38 events 3 reviews

A play that couldn't decide what it wanted to be and ruined itself. Left before the first act ended. We have never done that before. The cast tried hard and had some talent but the direction was very poor.

reviewed Aug 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Greener
15 events 3 reviews

Terrific, creative, well done!!! Outstanding cast, set, costumes, adaptation - entire experience touched the audience - generated a standing ovation. The conversation afterwards with the actors, directors and all was fascinating. A couple visiting...continued

reviewed Sep 04 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Ac
7 events 1 review

enjoyed the show, lead had very good voice, but could have used less emphasis on the penis - the point was made then lost b/c of the constant reveal of a new penis.

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from maryanneb
46 events 1 review

good seats. Amusing!

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
3 events 1 review

This interpretation of the classic Greek play makes a mockery of what is a fun and lively--while simultaneously relevant--show. The language has been modernized, which might have been fine if the rewriters didn't make all of the lines sound like...continued

reviewed Sep 08 2013 report as inappropriate