Monroe County Civic Theatre (MCCT) is kicking off their 30th year in Bloomington with a raucous, rambunctious comedy straight from ancient Greece.
Lystistrata is the tale of women who are plain fed up with their husbands constantly being gone at war. Sick of it, and sick of being used as object to satisfy their men and little more, the women do the unthinkable – they take a stand. Unique in the cannon of classical literature, Lysistrata was written in a time dominated by men. Writer Aristophanes chose to create a controversial story with women in control, and it rocked the theatre world then just as it does now.
The MCCT production of Lysistrata March 24-26 is staying close to the original, R-rated script. Lysistrata may not be a family show, but it is a show worth watching and celebrating. Led by an established cast and crew from the Bloomington community, Lysistrata exemplifies what community theatre does best – bring great theatre to the community that they might not otherwise see.
• When: March 24-26, 2016
• Time: 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Cash bar available.
• Where: The Blockhouse (205 S College Avenue, beneath The Back Door)
• Tickets: Available at the door or online at mcct.org beginning March 14.
• Cost: $10 per ticket
Due to the nature of the production and the content, Lysistrata is rated R. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted.
About MCCT: Monroe County Civic Theater was founded in 1986 by a group of local artists dedicated to the goal of providing positive theater-making experiences for all members of the Bloomington community. Nearly thirty years later, MCCT is now Bloomington’s only all-volunteer, amateur community theater organization. We remain devoted to providing opportunities for individuals — no matter what their experience or background — to know the many challenges and rewards of creating live theater.
Cost: $10 per ticket
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