The Sapphire Theatre Company; directed by Bonnie Mill; Circle Centre Mall
This splendid 90-minute production of a fast-paced contemporary adaptation bodes well for the future of this newest Indianapolis-based theater company. An ensemble cast of 15 romps through camp bawdiness, skirts sorority kitsch and moves to an eclectic array of body swiveling music to allow the well known plot to unfold with subtle humor and just the right touch of irony. Joanna Eve Winston and Jonah D. Winston delight as female and male Kory, serving as a traditional Greek chorus to set the story and move the plot along with incisive observations and posturing as statuary that become involved in the action and outcome. Nan Macy, as a believable Lysistrata, is abetted by a coalition of smart, funny, dedicated females who honor an oath. The men perfectly parry their wartime and “come home time” scenes. Fine costuming, choreography and lighting. The fourth floor space (to left of the escalator) transforms into a fine theater space with comfortable seating. Your ticket counts toward mall parking. Through Nov. 15; 317-966-7529, www.sapphiretheatre.com.