Each fall, this series features a classical tragedy or comedy in the Getty Villa's dramatic Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, an outdoor venue modeled after ancient Greek and Roman theaters.

Based on Aristophanes's Lysistrata
Directed and adapted by Matt Walker
Co-Produced by Troubadour Theater Company

The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

September 9–October 2, 2021
8:00 p.m. PT
Getty Villa, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater

Preview: $25
Thursdays: $40 general, $36 senior/student
Fridays: $42 general
Saturdays: $48 general

LIZASTRATA contains sexual language, situations, and imagery that is not recommended for persons under the age of 15.

Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.

Parking is $10 after 6:00 p.m.

In this hilarious, musical retelling of one of history's greatest theatrical offerings, Lizastrata takes on the establishment, storms the Acropolis, and holds the treasury hostage until the long-warring men of Athens and Sparta commit to declaring peace. Her strategy? All the women go on a sex strike. Set to a mash-up of Liza Minnelli's greatest hits, the talented Troubie triple-threats perform song and dance for a deliciously irreverent romp. No sequin will be spared!
"...the zany Troubadour update is the truest to Aristophanes of any American production I've seen."
— Charles McNulty, LA Times
The Cast (in order of appearance)
Matt Walker Emcee/Magistrate/Lampito
Cloie Taylor Lizastrata
L.T. Martinez Calonice/Chorus
Rick Batalla Myrrhine/Spartan Herald
Suzanne Jolie Ojai Amy/Chorus
Amanda Pajer  Chorus Leader/Spartan Ambassador
Jess Coffman Chorus/Wife
Beth Kennedy Rodney/Athenian Ambassador
Michael Faulkner Chorus Leader
The Creative Team  
Christopher Scott Murillo Scenic Designer
Bo Tindell Lighting Designer
Halei Parker Costume Designer
Eric Heinly Music Supervisor
Ryan Whyman Music Director
Alyssa Escalante Production Stage Manager
Daniel Tator Additional Sound
Margaret Koldinger 
Taylor Decker Costume Assistant
Suzanne Jolie Wig Designer
Lily Bartenstein Props Designer
Joe Seely Additional Phallus Designer
Benjamin Rapoport Covid Compliance Officer
Matt Merchant Assistant Director
Suzanne Jolie Movement Consultants
L.T. Martinez 
Jess Coffman 
Corey Womack Deck Supervisor
Bradford Barnes Running Crew
James Bane 
Matt Merchant 
Beth Kennedy Troubadour Theater Productions
Suzanne Jolie 
Mike Sulprizio 
Matt Walker 
Erick Weiss 

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How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, one mile north of Sunset on PCH. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.