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Aristophanes' PEACE!
Cerf Outdoor Theatre
Portland, OR
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Aristophanes' PEACE!
Based on the play by
Adapted for our times by
Keith Scales  

The Goddess PEACE, long held prisoner by WAR, is rescued and restored to the world by a farmer riding a beetle. All the resources once committed to the battlefield are now available to the people. How should they be used? Why, in the campaign against global warming, of course...

CGTO will present thirteen performances of Aristophanes' PEACE at the outdoor Cerf Theatre on Reed College campus from September 8th through 30th, 2007.

Admission: $20.00 general; $15.00  Seniors; $10.00 Students
Tickets available at the door or through www.brownpapertickets.com

PEACE Performance schedule
All shows at Cerf outdoor theatre, Reed College Campus
Saturday 9/8 at 4:00 pm
Sunday 9/9 at 4:00 pm
Saturday 9/15 at 4:00 pm
Sunday 9/16 at 4:00 pm
Thursday 9/20 at Noon
Friday 9/21 at Noon
Saturday 9/22 at 4:00 pm
Sunday 9/23 at 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9/26 at Noon
Thursday 9/27 at Noon
Friday 9/28 at Noon
Saturday 9/29 at 4:00 pm
Sunday 9/30 at 4:00 pm

PEACE by Aristophanes

MUSIC: Composed and orchestrated by Mark La Pierre.
CHOREOGRAPHY: Andrea Harmon.
COSTUMES: Flying Tigers Aerie, Eugene.
CAST: Trickyass is played by David Maier;
ENSEMBLE: Christy Bigelow; Andrew Hickman; Stefan Kay; Chelsie Kinney; Lindsay Klein;David Loftus; Bob Projansky; Nicole Snyder; Johnny Stallings; Todd Tschida.

First produced in 421 BC in Athens by its 27-year-old author, PEACE is rarely performed today, yet it has been called one of Aristophanes' wittiest and cleverest comedies. Written and performed during a time of protracted peace negotiations between the city-states  involved in the Peloponnesian War, PEACE is an encouragement not to abandon the attempt to find a way for all of Greece to live in peaceful co-existence.

PEACE is an example of the genre known as Old Comedy: briefly, the author sets up a ridiculous situation and then works out the consequences. The style is farcical, presentational, vigorously physical, often grotesque, satirical and very topical - it has been called one of the most socially engaged of all forms of theatre. The victims of Aristophanes' comic rebukes were probably sitting in his audience. When performing Aristophanes it is always necessary to update or abandon the more obscure local references.

PEACE by Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon
This CGTO production will be based in Aristophanes, rather than, as our audiences have come to expect, an attempt to be faithful to the original. For example, in the CGTO production Trygaeus becomes Trickyass and the dung-beetle becomes a VW bug. The show this year will be a Brechtian, Felliniesque circus, highly physical, very colorful and pretty silly.


Cerf Outdoor Theatre
Reed College, SE Woodstock
Portland, OR 97214
United States


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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