Theodora Skipitares Takes on Aristophanes' Lysistrata at LaMaMa Starting Feb. 3

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Puppeteer and director Theodora Skipitares pulls the strings on Lysistrata, Aristophanes' comedy about sexual politics and the mechanics of war, beginning Feb. 3 at LaMaMa e.t.c.

The world-premiere production, which runs through Feb. 13, incorporates video news coverage of modern-day, international sex strikes with Aristophanes' text. Sxip Shirey performs his score to the production; choreography is by Angela Harriell.

Skipitares adapts and directs the work, which "applies a variety of theatrical and multi-media twists to the 2500-year-old tale of Lysistrata and her fellow Greek women's ploy to convince the men of ancient Greece to find a peaceful end to war by withholding sexual privileges," according to LaMaMa.

Antonevia Ocho Coltes appears in the title role with Daniel Irizzary as the Magistrate and Cinesias and Minna Taylor as Myrrhine. Lysistrata has puppet design by Skipitares, Cathy Shaw and Cecilia Schiller; lighting design by Jesse Belsky; and costume design by Lara de Bruijn.

Skipitares and Shirey previously collaborated on The Traveling Players Present the Women of Troy in 2009.

Tickets are available by calling (212) 475-7710 or by visiting LaMaMa. LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan.

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