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The Los Altos Town Crier

End of 'Assembly' line at Foothill

Tom Gough/Special to the Town Crier
Foothill’s “The Assembly-Women” features, from left, Nikita Sethi, Nicolae Muntean, Suzie Poulson and Kimberly Johnson.

The Foothill College Theatre Arts Department’s production of “The Assembly-Women” is scheduled to close Sunday at the Lohman Theatre on the Los Altos Hills campus.

The satirical play comes from Aristophanes, the comic playwright of ancient Athens.

“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 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 ensemble includes David Kirk of Los Altos Hills and Lauren Ackerly and Putrina Rafie of Mountain View.

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

Tickets are $18 general admission; $14 students, seniors and Foothill-De Anza Community College District employees; and $10 students with Owl Card 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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