Lysistrata

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Event Date: Thursday, November 30 - 7:30 pm to Saturday, December 9 - 7:30 pm
Location: The Little Theatre (CA 107)
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Adaptation:

Book by Peter Buckley

Music by Roy Zimmerman

Directed by Laura Wayth

No one understood a good penis joke better than ancient Greek comedy writer Aristophanes. Yet his play Lysistrata, for all its bawdy humor, is about so much more than sex and giant penises. The women of Greece, desperate to stop the never-ending Peloponnesian War stage, a sex strike withholding themselves from their husbands until the men agree to stop fighting. While we laugh at the ridiculousness of the sexually frustrated men of Athens and Sparta, we see that, underneath the surface humor, Aristophanes had a lot to say about the forces of creation versus the forces of destruction; a tension as present and problematic today as it was in 411 BCE.

November 30 - December 9 @ 7:30 p.m.
December 3 and 10 @ 2:00pm

The Little Theatre

Ticket Price $15 students and senior citizens
$20 General public

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Sponsor: 
School of Theatre and Dance
Contact: 
Todd Roehrman
Phone: 
(413) 338-1341
E-mail: thtrdnc@sfsu.edu