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Posted on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 : 5:51 a.m.

Blackbird Theater and The Neutral Zone team up for 'Liz Estrada'

By Staff

The Blackbird Theater and the Neutral Zone have teamed up to present a stage production featuring local teens called "Liz Estrada," happening Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neutral Zone, 310 E. Washington in Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734-214-9995, ext. 226 or visit $5-$10 is the suggested donation, collected at the door.

"Liz Estrada" - inspired by Aristophanes' classic "Lysistrata" - is the story of a fierce, deadly, hilarious, quasi-feminist anti-war protest. The military has sent every man away to battle, so Liz calls up a few friends, and together they start a worldwide phenomenon. They go on strike from their husbands, refusing wifely duties until the war ends. Chaos breaks out, leading our hero all the way to a secret government summit to put an end to this war once and for all.

"Liz Estrada" is written and performed by Laura Waltje, Caitlyn Fisher, Nora Dwyer, and Emma Mayhew.

The Dandelion is a new kind of youth theatre where high school artists from the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area develop new works for the stage. "Liz Estrada" is directed by Barton Bund and Dyllan Croasdill, and contains language and themes for ages 13+.