Pier A Park, Hoboken, NJ
July 19, 2004
Lysistrata (Andrea Biggs, left) is met by her precocious neighbor Kleonike (Laura Malone, right) to discuss Lysistrata's plan bring peace between Athens and Sparta.
Lysistrata greets her fellow conspirators from around Greece. From left to right (Doriane Swain, Hannah Wolfe, Chance Parker, Andrea Biggs, Cathy Hersh, and Jean Arlea.)
Lampito (Tyleen Kelly), the representative Spartan and Ismenia (Hannah Wolfe) react to key ingredient in Lysistrata's plan for peace - abstaining from sex.
After convincing her reluctant conspirators, Lysistrata seals their plan with an oath and a sacrifice.
The woman swear to abstain from men and hold steadfast to their plan to win the peace.
The men of Athens - The Commissioner of Public Safety (Matt Woods, left) and his two cronies (Jon Ciccarelli, center and Jason Bonthron, right) pray to the goddess Athena for victory over the women who have taken over the acropolis.
The female chorus (Hannah Wolfe, Chance Parker, and Doriane Swain) answer this initial penetration of their positions.
After several unsuccessful charges by the men to take the acropolis by force, the Commissioner listens to what Lysistrata has to say.
Later the Commissioner is captured and is forced to listen to the woman's grievances.
The commissioner is released to his men with a complementary makeover.
As she relishes her first victory, Lysistrata must deal with her own troop problems. Her women trying to sneak out back to their husbands to make love.
One of the chorus women (Chance Parker, right) attempts to escape by the divine miracle of spontaneous pregnancy as she is assisted by her fellow chorus member (Doriane Swain) .
Lysistrata fakes a prophecy to keep to keep the women from running off.
A man approaches with a nasty attack of love. Kleonike (Laura Malone), Myrrhine (Jean Arlea) and Lysistrata (Andrea Biggs) stake out the approaching man, Kinesias, Myrrhine's husband.
Kleonike (Laura Malone) knows an opportunity when she sees one.
An inflamed Kinesias (Jonathan Brown) encounters the lookout Lysistrata.
Finally seeing his wife, Kinesias (Jonathan Brown) tries desperately to get his wife to make love to him. Though she thwarts his ever attempt.
The men relegated to their enraged conditions decide that its time to make peace with the women and call Lysistrata to broker the arrangement.
Feasting, drinking and song as the two sides seal their peace.
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