June 22 – 30, 2018

Lysistrata, by Aristophanes’ and translated by Nicholas Rudall, is a bawdy, comic masterpiece of war and sex. Still one of the greatest plays in the history of theater, it’s unbelievably relevant (and funny) today.

Please Note: This production contains mature comedic content and language.


Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7:30pm (Opening Night Reception)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:30pm (Pre-show Discussion at 7:00)
Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 29, 2018 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:30pm

Venue:  Central Park, 421 Fourth Street East, Northfield.

Tickets: $17.00 adults, $12.00 seniors/students

Consider joining us for our
Opening Night Show and Reception
or First Sunday Pre-Show Discussion


Lysistrata… Alison Haider
Kalonike… Jill Luoma-Overstreet
Myrrhine… Birch Marie Carlson
Lampito… Pauline Shuster Jennings
Boeotian Woman… Deon Haider
Corinthian Woman… Jenaveve Bell Pittman
Old Man I… Charlie Black
Old Man II… Jerry Fox
Old Man III… Dick Brown
Old Man IV… Rolf Kragseth
Old Man V… Kevin Ely
Woman I… Susan Dunhaupt
Woman II… Wendy Placko
Woman III… Pauline Jennings
Woman IV… Shannon Caton
Woman V… Brenda Kragseth
Woman VI… Ann Etter (First weekend only)
Commisioner… Carter H. Martin
Kineseas/Athenian Ambassador… Jonathan Larson
Spartan Herald and Spartan II… Cameron Jackson
Spartan Ambassador… Rolf Kragseth
Reconciliation… TBA

Directed by Shari Setchell

Director Shari Setchell is best known as the choreographer for Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival and musicals at Northfield High School. She has choreographed at theaters around the region, teaches at the Northfield Arts Guild and Arcadia and leads master classes at St. Olaf Theater camp in body-based performance techniques. In May of 2018, The 39 Steps marked Shari’s eleventh production as a director at Northfield High School. She enjoys exploring all aspects of comedy and is thrilled to be digging into this classical text.

Lysistrata (Rudall) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Thank you to our Production Sponsor:

Many thanks to our 2017-18 Theater Season Sponsors!
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