Adapted from the works of Aristophanes –– Direction: Niky Wolcz (a. G.)
"Lysistrata" by Aristophanes, the classical author of antiquity
Do we really know the authors of classical antiquity? The honest answer to that question would be no. Nor, therefore, do we know that these authors, among other things, have spoken out on the issues of their time, some of the questions reaching to the present day and even being of pressing relevance in the light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Aristophanes witnessed the Peloponnesian War and wrote plays about it. What's more, he even managed to write a comedy about it, "Lysistrata". It's about the men who start the war and the women of Athens and Sparta who want to bring peace by refusing to have sex with their husbands. After a few twists and turns, the women's strategy is successful. Niky Wolcz, who staged "Leonce and Lena" at GSTT more than a year ago, has not only rediscovered the play "Lysistrata" for the German State Theatre Timișoara, but is also directing it. While another theater magician, Helmut Stürmer, does the set design.