The Peace


The Vertical Player Repertory IN THE WORKS Series

By Nizan Leibovich
Libretto by Isidore Elias

based on Aristophanes’ anti-war play

Open Reading of the Libretto

Saturday, June 1st, 2013, 3:30 pm
Behind the Door
219 Court Street

The Athenian farmer Trygaeus journeys up to Mount Olympus on a flying dung beetle to petition the gods to end the war. When he gets there, he finds that they are sick and tired of humanity, and have all gone away, leaving Ares, the god of war, and his sidekick Tumult in charge, with Hermes to clean up the mess. The Goddess Peace has been abducted and buried in a pit. Plied by copious amounts of wine, Hermes agrees to accompany Trygaeus on a quest to rescue Peace.


Staged Workshop Reading of Act I

October & November 2012

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 4:00 PM

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 8:00 PM

Behind the Door

219 Court Street

Brooklyn, New York


Peter Szep, conductor

Walker Lewis, director

Dmitry Glivinskiy, piano


The Cast

Trygaeus, a farmer: Josè Arturo Chacón

Andromeda, a slave: Judith Barnes

Simonides, a slave: Aram Tchobanian

Medea, Trygaeus’ daughter: Kamala Sankaram

Medusa, Trygaeus’ daughter: Evelyn Thatcher

Madeira, Trygaeus’ daughter: Allison Waggener

Hermes, the messenger of the gods: Ezra Barnes

Ares, the god of war: Nathan Baer

Tumult, his servant: Richard Mann

Various Athenians:
Laura De Araujo, Mary Golden, Jeanne Marie Holcomb, Deborah Houston, Susan Kommel, Robert Lewis, Richard Mann, Olivia Stockard, Ray Weisbond