Purchase Application:

$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee

Play Features:

Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Lysistrata - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays


Read the Play (minus the ending)

An Adaptation of the Greek Comedy by Aristophanes
In a new English version by Robert Lehan

Adult Themes and Content

13W/ 8M
+ A Chorus of Women & A Chorus of Men

Approximate Playing Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes without Intermission

If you’ve forgotten how good it is, now is the time to mount one of the greatest plays ever written; the story of Lysistrata, who conspires to lead the women of Thebes and Sparta to sexually shun their men and seize the Parthenon all in the name of peace.  The battle between the sexes has never been more hilarious when sex becomes the weapon of war.  And considering the women are as reluctant to give up sex as the men, Lysistrata has her hands full keeping the battle lines drawn. Witty, wise and just bawdy enough to entertain even the staunchest audience, Robert Lehan’s adaptation remains true to the original literary masterpiece.   The test of a great work of art is in its ability to transcend time.  With its underlying message of the tragedy of war, from the loss of sons and husbands to the burden on the treasury, Lysistrata is as current today as it was some 2500 years ago. Lysistrata provides a great opportunity to showcase the strength and versatility of your company with a preponderance of powerful and fun roles for women as well as challenging and comedic roles for men.  $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre.  Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application. 

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fee