- By ARLENE WINNICK
Let the madness resume.
My favorite theater group, The Troubadour Theater Company (aka The Troubies) are back with Lizastrata, their first in person show since the Covid shutdown and it was absolutely worth the wait. Known for their hilarious musical mashups, this fearless production combines the Greek classic, Aristophanes’s Lysistrata, with superstar Liza Minnelli’s greatest hits, all performed under the stars in The Getty Villa’s amphitheater.
As the Greek city states continue their endless war, one woman has had enough and comes up with a simple solution to get the men’s attention: The women of Athens will go on a sex strike until a truce is declared. The over the top commedia dell’arte freestyle of the Troubies reigns supreme here with the storming of the Acropolis and the salacious mayhem that ensues.
Lizastrata is destined to go down in Troubie history as one of their most outrageous and lauded performances. Directed and adapted by Troubie founder Matt Walker, a graduate of clown school, the gloves are off but the rest of the clothes stay on until peace is declared.
Per the LA Times, “If you’ve forgotten how to laugh, Troubadour will remind you…”
So buy your tickets early as their shows always sell out and remember, “What good is sitting alone in your room, come hear the ocean spray… ‘cause life is a Troubie show old chum, just head down the PCH….”
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