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The Classic at Brucemore: Lysistrata

Event Details

July 13, 2017 7:30 PM — July 22, 2017 8:30 PM
Location: Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore
2160 Linden Dr SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403
Contact Name: Tara Richards
Email: trichards@brucemore.org
Phone: (319) 362-7375
Website: www.brucemore.org

Event Description

The Classics at Brucemore Presents Lysistrata  

The Classics at Brucemore presents Lysistrata, a timeless comedy about the battle of the sexes. As the third and final play of Aristophanes War and Peace Series, the story centers on the mayhem that ensues as the women of Athens and Sparta long for peace during a time of battle. Deciding to take matters into their own hands, the women refuse sex until their husbands and lovers end the war. David Morton, an actor in the show, said “Lysistrata may have been written a long time ago, but the humor shines light on the universal themes that are still relevant today.”  Performances run July 13-15 and July 20-22 at 7:30 pm in the Peggy Boyle Whitworth Amphitheater at Brucemore. This year’s production is directed by Leslie Charipar, a founder of the Classics.

Audiences are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and beverages to the show; the gates will open at 6:30 pm for pre-show picnicking. On-site parking available by entering the Linden Drive gate. Advance tickets are $15 for Brucemore members and students and $20 for adults.  All tickets the day of are $25.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.brucemore.org, by calling (319) 362-7375, or by visiting the Brucemore gift shop located in the Visitor Center. This event is possible thanks to presenting sponsor Rockwell Collins and media sponsor The Gazette.

The Classics at Brucemore began as a collaboration between Torchlight Theatrics and Brucemore in 1996, thus launching outdoor theatre in Eastern Iowa. The Classics celebrates a rich history of quality live theatre, from Greek tragedy to Shakespearean comedy and 20th century American drama. Much more than a play performed outdoors, the Classics fully utilizes the natural site. By taking advantage of the environment; actors emerge from the woods, play a scene in a tree, get dunked in the pond, and help themselves to picnics in the audience space.

About Brucemore


Experience Brucemore, an unparalleled blend of tradition and culture, located at 2160 Linden Drive SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. At the heart of the historic 26-acre estate stands a nineteenth-century mansion filled with the stories of three Cedar Rapids families.  Concerts, theater, programs, and tours enliven the site and celebrate the heritage of a community.  For more information, call (319) 362-7375 or visit www.brucemore.org