January 24, 2013

Olympia and Apollo Dukakis Lead Cast in Getty Villa Theater Lab Series

Series returns with Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble's New Work-In-Progress Lysistrata Unbound

At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Villa
February 8–10, 2013


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Olympia Dukakis (Photo: Joanna Tzetsoumis)

LOS ANGELES—The Getty Villa Theater Lab Series returns in early February with sibling-actors Olympia and Apollo Dukakis, as they lead the cast of Not Man Apart Physical Theatre Ensemble’s Lysistrata Unbound.

An ingenious new script-in-progress by award-winning playwright Eduardo Machado and directed by John Farmanesh-Bocca,
this newly imagined "prequel" to Aristophanes’ Lysistrata tells of an aristocratic Athenian matron who is crushed by fateful events and gradually transformed into the most celebrated peace activist of the ancient world.

Performances of
Lysistrata Unbound take place in the Auditorium at the Getty Villa on Friday, February 8, at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 9, at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 10, at 3:00 p.m. The running time for each performance is approximately 90 minutes and performances will be presented without intermission. Tickets are $7 and are available by calling (310) 440-7300 or by visiting Villa Theater Lab.  Reservations are required for all performances.

NOTE: This performance is suitable for teen and adult audiences.

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