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Outdoor Theater Production at the Getty Villa
Aristophanes' Peace

Dates Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, September 10–October 3
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
Tickets: $42; students/seniors $36. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.

"If you like your summer entertainment with a milewide raunchy streak, a little food for thought, and a lot of heart, give Peace a chance."  —Variety

The comic heroes of Culture Clash invoke the revolutionary spirit of Aristophanes in his zany, utopian escapade Peace for the Getty Villa's Outdoor Classical Theater. Joining forces with guest director Bill Rauch (visionary co-founder of L.A.'s Cornerstone Theater and now artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), choreographer Ken Roht (creator of the delightfully irreverent "99-Cent Only" shows), and celebrated comic actors John Fleck and Amy Hill, Culture Clash joyfully transports "the father of comedy" from ancient Athens to our own chaotic and shameless age.

Ovation Recommended

Groovy! Culture Clash brings Peace to the Villa

About Peace
In 421 B.C., the 27-year-old comic playwright Aristophanes launched a ribald and scathing theatrical assault on Athens' entrenched "military-industrial complex." High on Mount Olympus, the ogre War has imprisoned the goddess Peace and holds sway over all of Greece; while on Earth below, a small band of rustic patriots hatch a daring plot to engineer her rescue and restore Peace to the land.

Please be advised that Peace contains adult language and bawdy humor and is not suitable for children.

About Culture Clash
Culture Clash is the nation's most prominent Chicano-Latino performance troupe. For 25 years, writer-actors Richard Montoya, Ric Salinas, and Herbert Siguenza have imitated the workings of social anthropologists, digging deep into America's racialized culture to formulate their outrageous brand of satire. Peace is their second dramatic encounter with Aristophanes at the Getty Villa.

A special talk with Culture Clash and John Glore, co-adapter of the play, will be held on October 3.

Outdoor Classical Theater at the Getty Villa

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Dining Options
Prior to each performance, a variety of food items and beverages will be available to purchase at the Cafe at the Getty Villa and the Coffee Cart.

As an additional convenience, prepaid box dinners are also available, to be picked up at the Cafe at the Getty Villa before the performance. Please use the form below to fax or call in your menu selections and payment information by the Monday before the performance date purchased.

Download the box dinner reservation form (PDF, 82 KB).

Please note that visitors will not be permitted to enter the site with food, beverages, or alcohol. All bags may be subject to security inspection, and backpacks and bags larger than 11 x 17 x 8 inches must be checked at the coat check in the Entry Pavilion.

Free Shuttle
For your convenience, a free shuttle from the Getty Center in Los Angeles to the Getty Villa in Malibu will be available to each individual who purchases a Peace event ticket for previews on September 3, 4, or 5, or performances between September 10 and October 3.

The shuttle will pick up guests in the Getty Center parking structure, on level P1. Boarding will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the shuttle will leave the Getty Center at 6:40 p.m. Ticket holders must present their Peace tickets prior to entering the shuttle. The shuttle will depart the Getty Villa promptly at 10:00 p.m.

Shuttle space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please call (310) 440-7300.

Related Event

Peace Talk: A Conversation with Culture Clash
Saturday, October 3, 2009, 2:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, Auditorium

sold out

Join the creative team behind the Getty Villa's staging of Aristophanes' Peace for a conversation about the production, their zany adaptation of this utopian fantasy, and their continuing fascination with Aristophanes and his works. Free; a ticket is required.

Due to scheduling conflicts, John Glore is unable to participate as originally announced. We apologize for any inconvenience.

How to Get Here
The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

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