by Aristophanes + translated by Sarah Ruden

a drag reimagining

Ancient Greece. The House of Athena is holding its breath – it is on the brink of war with the House of Sparta, and who knows what terrors will shower down upon its helpless drag queens? Lysistrata, a beautiful, fishy young queen from the House of Athena, has come to the fore, insisting that peace must be made. And how? Of course – the two Houses must cooperate and, together, withhold sex from the men of Athens and Sparta until they agree to end the war.

This production is a brand new reading of that old battle of the sexes, through the glittering lens of drag performance. There will be voguing. There will be pageant queens, butch queens, camp kings. There will be charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent.

Come to the ball. Watch the making of a legend. Pepper LaBeija. Dorian Corey. Lysistrata. The bibliotheke is open!

*There will be a short talkback with Sarah Ruden, the translator of this edition of Lysistrata, after the Saturday (March 5) matinee.
Contact the Show
March 4 at 8:00pm
March 5 at 2:00pm
March 5 at 8:00pm
@ The Crescent Underground Theater
Show no longer running
Patrons should arrive at the theater 15 minutes before the performance to claim their reservation. At the scheduled performance time, patrons will be let in off of the waitlist based on when they signed up on the YDC website. Patrons with reservations arriving after this time will be treated as if they are at the top of the waitlist. Please see the full policy here.
LysistrataNathan Murphy
CaloniceHershel Holiday
MyrrhineSteven MacLean
LampitoAlexander Borsa
CinesiasSofía Campoamor
CouncilorTaylor Jackson
Athenian AmbassadorTitania Nguyen
Spartan HeraldMaxine Dillon
EmceeAlex Swanson
Pit Crew #1David Torres
Pit Crew #2Brandon Ortiz
Production Staff
DirectorGregory Ng
ProducerIsabel Benares
Stage ManagerKit Lea Cheang
Stage ManagerMeghana Singh
Technical DirectorZishi Li
Lighting DesignerAlice Yang
Master ElectricianNgan Vu
Sound DesignerZong Xuan Tan
Set DesignerJocelyn Wang
Costume DesignerTaylor Jackson
Costume DesignerDanny Smooke
Props DesignerZhe Hua
Graphic DesignerJuan Alvear
Graphic DesignerChristian Martin
ChoreographerDevin Hilly
ChoreographerLuyi Chen
Hair ArtistDanny Smooke
Makeup ArtistAnne Jones
Assistant Makeup ArtistJulianna Simms
DramaturgJoel DeLeon
DramaturgJonathan Galka
General CrewKenyon Duncan
Assistant DirectorLaurence Bashford
Assistant ProducerJulia Salseda
Assistant Stage ManagerYupei Guo

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