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Lysistrata by Aristophanes


Translated by Kenneth McLeish

Inchicore College of Further Education CDETB

21 – 24 Mar at 8pm in the Boys’ School

Lysistrata is a comic anti-war masterpiece by Aristophanes.
It recounts the story of an Athenian woman’s ingenious plot to end the ongoing Peloponnesian war.

Lysistrata calls together the women of Greece and proposes that they all withhold marital relations from their menfolk until a peace treaty is signed.

Lysistrata persuades the women, eventually, to go along with her idea. They brazenly storm the Acropolis and barricade themselves in.

The resulting conflict, though comic, reflects on the position of women in society. Some recognisable arguments today concerning war, power politics and gender, even after 2500 years.

For more than 30 years Inchicore College has been providing the highest standards of training in all the disciplines required for a career in the Performing Arts.

Inchicore College offers a one year QQI Level 5 Theatre Performance Course, as well as a two year Advanced Performance Course. The Advanced course offers a full QQI Level 6 award delivered over two years. It also offers Trinity College London Grade 8 award in Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre in year one, and ATCL Diplomas in both Speech and Drama and Musical Theatre in year two.

For the past 4 years the Advanced Performance students have been delighted to present their graduate production in Smock Alley’s Boys’ School in front of industry professionals.

Past productions include, The Dining Room, Once A Catholic and The Grapes of Wrath, directed by Mark Lambert. Loveplay The Stone, I Do Not Like Thee Dr Fell, One for Sorrow, Bad Sunday and Stags and Hens directed by Bairbre Ni Chaoimh. April Bright by Dermot Bolger directed by Paul Brennan and Peer Gynt, directed by Liam Halligan.

Tickets €15/ €10 concession / group rates available for 8+

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