Duration: 2 hours with intermission
Age limit: 18+
Location: big stage
The cast and crew gather together in the rehearsal room. They work on «Lysistrata», a comedy by Aristophanes about women of Hellas who once decided to force their men to give up their weapons and by doing this to conclude the Ten Years’ War between Athens and Sparta.
The actors and actresses try on the role of Aristophanes’ protagonist to themselves and the realities of their country, which has also been at war for ten years.
In the circumstances of modern Ukraine, Lysistrata finds herself in a situation where she chooses ways of fighting different from Aristophanes’ protagonist, since it is impossible to stop this war by giving up one’s weapons.
The stage here is the space of imagination, where reality dissolves into fiction, and real-life situations are difficult to distinguish from dreams.
At the time when the dust of war covers everything around us, reality becomes even more bizarre than dreams and encourages us to take on new social roles and responsibilities: to rebuild, to take risks, to defend and to persistently believe that everything is not worthless and that tomorrow will come.
Photos: Maria Shavel`
Text: Liuba Ilnytska, Mykola Bereza, Rostyslav Kolachnyk, Andriy Kravchuk, Anastasia Lisovska, Natalia Mazur, Volodymyr Pomirko, Artur Temchenko, Oksana Cymbalist
Music — Volodymyr Pomirko, Atrur Tymchenko
Costumes idea — Diana Yanchuk
Costumiers — Halyna Hladun, Diana Yanchuk
Choreography — Yulia Vil`
Lighting designer — Artur Temchenko
Sound engineers — Volodymyr Pomirko, Liubomyr Ishchuk
Production manager — Yurii Zakharko
Props, decorator — Marta Bozhyk
Construction manager, artist — Serhii Stoliaruk
Dressmaker — Iryna Musikhina
Stage technicians — Oleh Zherebetskyi, Serhii Lytvynenko, Volodymyr Prodyus
PR — Viktoriia Dzydziuk, Rostyslav Kuzyk
Design — Mariia Mykytenko
Premiere: March 30, 2023