FMU Theatre to present "Lysistrata," Oct. 17-20
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Theatre will present Aristophanes’ “Lysistrata,” Oct. 17-20.
This bawdy, irreverent Greek comedy will be presented in a modern adaptation and translation, with the setting in the Roaring ’20s. The play deals with Lysistrata, who calls together the women of two “warring” factions and convinces them to withhold sex from their husbands until they stop fighting and make peace.
The play contains language and subject matter of an adult nature and is not suitable for audiences under the age of 18.
The performances will begin at 8 p.m. in the Hyman Fine Arts Center’s theatre on the university campus. Tickets for all performances are free and can be reserved by calling the box office at 843-661-1365 from 1 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Lysistrata” Cast (by hometown)
Chesapeake Beach, Md.: Sarah Thorowgood, First Woman
Matthews, N.C.: Christopher Blackwell, Male Chorus
Orange Park, Fla.: Aubrey Phillips, Kalonike
Salem, Va.: Charles Julg, Chorus Master
San Diego, Calif.: Darlene L. Granada, Lampito
Toms River, N.J.: Gretchen Freund, Female Chorus
Trinidad and Tobago: Zakia Pereira, Third Woman
Charleston: Brad Sponic, Commissioner; Bryon Dingle, Spartan Messenger
Cheraw: Jessica Allison, Female Chorus
Chester: Erin Holladay, Stratyillis
Columbia: Jason Abernathy, First Athenian
Conway: Greg Williams, First Spartan
Florence: Elizabeth McDowell, Lysistrata; Susan Capps, Myrrhine; Elizabeth Sowell, Gatekeeper; Niki Chavis, Ismenia; Colleen Thorndike, Female Chorus; Stewart Bobbett, Drakes; Kyle Rea, Kinesias
Hilton Head: Carol Graziani, Female Chorus
Lake City: David Sistare, Second Spartan; Stephen Spratt, Man Servant
Lugoff: Dallas Rabon, Second Athenian
Marion: Jeff Loflin, Male Chorus
Myrtle Beach: Nick Sharrett, Third Athenian
Pamplico: Brent Ard, Reconciliation
Saluda: Jessica Willis, Second Woman
Summerville: Mark G. Baloya, Third Spartan
#43 / 10-9-01