Theodora Skipitares Will Pull the Strings of Lysistrata at LaMaMa

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Lysistrata, Aristophones' comedy about sexual politics and the mechanics of war, will come to life through the eyes of puppeteer and director Theodora Skipitares at LaMaMa e.t.c. in early February.

The world-premiere production, which will run Feb. 3-13, will incorporate video news coverage of modern-day, international sex strikes with Aristophanes' text. Sxip Shirey will perform his score to the production; choreography is by Angela Harriell.

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

Skipitares will adapt and direct 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.

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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