The Frogs

2hr. (1 intermission)
Opened Jan 28, 2011
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Aristophanes' biting satire on war and public apathy written in 405 B.C. is more topical than ever in this legendary adaptation by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove. In this seldom produced gem of musical theatre, Dionysos, God of Wine and Theatre, disenchanted by the lack of passion on Athenian stages, must journey to the underworld to find a great dramatist to save the world. Convinced that the words of a brilliant playwright will rally the people to stand up against injustice, he holds a contest to find his champion. At once a hymn to the transformative power of the theatre and an uproarious satirical comedy, this piece will open our new permanent space. Recommended for all audiences

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