Greensburg, PA – Seton Hill University Theatre is proud to present the Greek classic comedy Lysistrata, opening Friday, October 1, 2004. Ranjit Bolt’s translation/adaptation of Aristophanes’ timeless Greek comedy presents a classic case of hysteria along with a history lesson. Determined to end the loss of husbands and sons in a war between Athens and Sparta, Lysistrata captains a corps of reluctant female revolutionaries who capture the Acropolis and call for a sex strike until the men call a truce. The Bolt adaptation, first presented at the Old Vic in England, is hip, flip and funny, yet its all too topical plea for peace loses nothing in this translation. For mature audiences.

Seton Hill students cast in Lysistrata are: Jeremy Burkett of Vandergrift, PA as Kinesias/Chorus; Steve G. Clemens of Imperial, PA as Manes/Chorus; Adrienne Fischer of Greensburg, PA as Lysistrata; Randy Guzman of Clifton, NJ as Tramp/Chorus; Robert Knepper of Three Springs, PA as Spartan Ambassador/Chorus; Melissa Kowalski of New Kensington, PA as Lampito/Harmony/Chorus; Christine Mahady of Greensburg, PA as The Boetian/Chorus; Matthew McDonough of St. Marys PA as The Magistrate; Rose Marotta of Greensburg, PA as Female Chorus Leader/Tramp; Jonathan Stewart of Thompson, PA as Spartan Herald/Chorus; Laura Stracko of Nazareth, PA as The Corinthian/Chorus; Allison Weakland of Canonsburg, PA as Myrrhina and Jamie Williams of Aliquippa, PA as Kalonike.

Lysistrata will be directed by Seton Hill assistant professor of theatre Denise Pullen. Kelly Smogor of Derry, PA will serve as assistant director. Caitlin Marietti of Lower Burrell, PA will serve as stage manager and JoAnna Terwilliger of Canonsburg, PA as assistant stage manager. Matthew Starry of Latrobe, PA will serve as assistant sound designer for Lysistrata.

Performances: October 1, 2004 – 10:30 AM and 8:00 PM; October 2 – 8:00 PM; October 3 – 2:00 PM; October 5 and 6 – 10:30 AM; October 7, 8, and 9 – 8:00 PM

All Seton Hill Theatre performances are held in Reeves Theatre, ground floor of Reeves Memorial Library, on Seton Hill’s campus. Seton Hill University is located on Route 130 West in Greensburg, PA. Reeves Theatre is a disabled accessible and climate-controlled facility. Parking is free.

Ticket prices: (all ages, all performances): Single Admission is $12.00. “Four for All” Subscription (one ticket to each of SHU Theatre’s 2004-2005 four productions - save 17% ) $40.00. “Three of Four” Subscription (one ticket to each of three plays of your choosing - save 14%) $31.00. Group Rate (groups of 16 or more, reservations and advance payment required) $10.00 each. Student Rush Tickets (sales begin five minutes before curtain and are subject to availability, validated school I.D. required) $5.00. Order tickets by phone at 724-838-4241 or via e-mail at

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