Adapted by Edward Einhorn
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The humor in LYSISTRATA is the focus of this latest adaptation. Playwright Edward Einhorn,
known for his comic absurdist plays, translates the ancient Greek humor into something equally
amusing to a modern audience, without losing the flavor of the ancient text. Complete with essays,
selected music, and a second version of the play for inventive directors, this newest adaptation of
Aristophanes' philosophical comedy focuses on three elements of the human condition that have not
changed in nearly 2500 years: war, sex, and, most of all, laughter.
Trade Paper: $14.95, ISBN 0-9770197-2-1
"Edward Einhorn seems to have done his research. This is a loud and raucous show. And so
it should be since Lysistrata is after all a comedy. The audience for this
show? Anyone with an appreciation for sex, or drinking -- or even Sex and the City"
"Overall, Lysistrata 100, is an enjoyable erotic production with a brilliant
sound design/composition by William Niederkorn and sensational directing/writing
by Edward Einhorn who has made the leap from his children's theater off-Broadway
production of Fairy Tales of The Absurd, to the orgiastic rituals of ancient Greece,
with unsettling ease. All in all a fun, risque, energetic, piece of theater."
"Directed by Edward Einhorn, Untitled Theater Company #61 did a fine job of evoking
the agora [the Greek marketplace] and makes good use of the unusual space"
"Retaining the bawdy humor of the original, Lysistrata is undeniably a laugh-out-loud comedy of war, sex, and wicked fun. It is an excellent contribution to theater shelves."
Midwest Book Review