In Lysistrata, Ancient Greece is their 21st year of its war with Sparta and there seems to be very little prospect of peace. Aristophanes’ 2,000-year-old play is just as shocking, hilarious and rewarding now as it was when it first played the massive amphitheatres of Greece’s Golden Age.
February 16 – 27, 2011
Based on Aeschylus’ classic tragedy The Suppliant Women, Big Love by contemporary writer Charles Mee seizes this ancient plot, updates it, and spins an explosively theatrical experience. The play takes the plot of the original Greek play into modern times. While the brides and grooms wait for their wedding day, the characters raise issues of gender politics, love, and domestic violence.
To purchase tickets, contact the box office Monday – Friday between 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 305-284-3355. For more information, log on to www.miami.edu/ring. The Jerry Herman Ring Theatre is located at 1312 Miller Drive on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. The theatre is wheelchair accessible, has handicapped parking, and offers free infrared hearing devices. Parking is free and plentiful adjacent to the theatre.