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Stepping Out

'Assembly-Women' enters 2nd week at Foothill College


Tom Gough/Special to the Town Crier
Aristophanes’ ancient satire “The Assembly-Women” features Nicolae Muntean, left, and Suzie Poulson.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department’s production of “The Assembly-Women,” which opened last week, is set to run through June 8 at the Lohman Theatre on the Los Altos Hills campus.

The satirical play comes from Aristophanes, the comic playwright of ancient Athens who wrote “Lysistrata.”

“Assembly-Women” is set in ancient Greece. The women of Athens, led by concerned female citizen Praxagora, are fed up with the biased and unfair laws created by the all-male citizen assembly that suppress daily living and perpetuate war. Disguised as their husbands, the women infiltrate the assembly proceedings and surreptitiously repeal many of the irrational and unfair laws while initiating a collection of new laws for a more level, rational society – laws governing everything from distribution of wealth to sexual allowances.

The play contains coarse, adult language and sexual situations.

Foothill instructor Tom Gough directs the production, which features Suzie Poulson of Redwood City (as Praxagora), Nicolae Muntean of Los Altos (Blepyros) and Kevin Scofield of San Jose (Chremes).

The show’s ensemble includes David Kirk of Los Altos Hills; Lauren Ackerly and Putrina Rafie of Mountain View; Diana Dinéts, Steven Ho and Kazmeira Tarshis of Cupertino; Charnneé Young of East Palo Alto; Dominic Dee of Hayward; Holly Smolik of Portola Valley; Victoria Weber of Redwood City; Georgie Anaya, Kimberly Johnson, Megan McNulty, Nikita Sethi and Marley Westley of San Jose; Preeti Mann of San Leandro; Brittany Pisoni of San Mateo; Jessica Munoz-Dorr, Angel Ordaz and Sarah Weiler of Santa Clara; and Caitlyn Slavich of Sunnyvale.

Performances are slated 7:30 p.m. Thursday and June 5; 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and June 6 and 7; and 2 p.m. Sunday and June 8.

Tickets are $18 general admission; $14 students, seniors and Foothill-De Anza Community College District employees; and $10 students with OwlCard and Foothill College employees (in-person purchase only).

Foothill is located at 12345 S. El Monte Road. Parking is $3; lots 1 and 8 provide the easiest access to the theater.

For tickets and more information, call 949-7360 or visit foothill.edu/theatre/tickets.

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