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Mesa actress Kallen takes the lead in Greek comedy ‘Lysistrata’

Beginning August 4, Ronin Theater Company will present eight performances of the classic Greek comedy “Lysisstrata” at Surprise’s Stage Left Productions Theatre.

The story, written by Aristophanes in 411 BC and originally performed in Athens, is about a woman’s unconventional attempt to end the Peloponnesian War by denying her men what they really want, sex, according to the release. It is said that he drew a plan.

“The face of Helen of Troy may have launched a thousand ships,” director Dan Trombly said in a release, “but the lisistrata is a myriad of ‘love, not war’. ‘inspired the story’ – Musical comedy Lysistrata Jones, including TV episodes of M*A*S*H and Spike Lee’s film CHI-RAQ. ”

Ronin’s cast includes Mesa’s Toni Cullen (Lysistrata) and Phoenix’s Antoinette Martin-Hanson (Millline), Ashley Bell Vasquez (Karonis, female), and Jason Hall (Sinesias, Congressman, Ambassador). 1), starring Seth Scott (Police Chief, Ambassador 2). ).

“Our vibrant adaptation is about 70 minutes and is interspersed with live music and dance,” said artistic director and combat choreographer Keith Hall in a release.

Staff includes Amanda Trombly (Dramaturg), Birdie Holloway (Stage Manager), Bill Griffiths (Lighting Designer), Katie Weir-Coles (Production Manager) and Nicole Thompson (Technical Director) .

Tickets to the Lusisstrata can be purchased at: stageleftaz.com/specialevents.

The show will be held from August 4th to 13th with 4 daytime performances and 4 evening performances.

The rest of Ronin’s 2023 season will see the Arizona premieres of Tombstone Dracula and Twelfth Night at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix.

Click here for details ronintheatre.com and Facebook @ronintheatreco.

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