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October, 7-16 2022

The Prestige Project

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Bard Fest's "Prestige Project" returns again this year to the wonderful Cat Theatre in Carmel.   In this project we explore classical theatre with top directors and local talent.  

This year we dive back to 411 BC with Aristophanes biting satire Lysistrata. 

The men are at war.  They are always at war and the women have had enough of it.  So they devise a provocative plan.   Would the men stop the violence if the women denied them sex?

With themes that are hauntingly still relevant today, the play explores overlapping themes of violence, 
peace making, femininity, and masculinity,  through biting comedy and social observation.  


The play is directed by local theatre favorite
Ms Holly Hathaway-Thompson

Ms Hathaway-Thompson was last seen at Bard Fest in the critically acclaimed Elizabeth Rex in her stunning turn as Queen Elizabeth I.   

The Cat Theatre 
is near the Carmel Art's District at   
254 Veterans Way, Carmel, IN 46032