The Getty Villa is transformed into the Olympian Palace of Zeus for Aristophanes' Peace, the fourth annual outdoor theatrical production in the Villa's Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater. Directed by Bill Rauch, this free-wheeling adaptation of Aristophanes' bawdy utopian escapade features the comic anarchy of Culture Clash. Appearing alongside the three-man troupe are two luminaries of the Los Angeles theater scene, comedic actors John Fleck and Amy Hill, with music by an onstage trio of singing musicians led by Mariachi Divas Suzanne Garcia.
In Aristophanes' play, the brutish god War has imprisoned the goddess Peace on Mount Olympus and holds sway over all of Greece. Meanwhile, on Earth below, a band of rustic patriots hatch a plot to fly to the heavens, rescue the goddess, and restore Peace to the land.