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Lysistrata
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Robinson Theater
Ticket Price: $15 adults | $10 seniors | $7 students

By Aristophanes

ADULT THEMES

It's 411BCE and Athens is locked in the grip of a terrible war with Sparta. Although the war has been going on for years, things have recently taken a bad turn for Athens: they suffered a serious defeat in Sicily just two years before.

Peace is starting to look real good.

That, at least, is the opinion of Lysistrata, a middle-class housewife from Athens. The play begins on the day of a meeting organized by Lysistrata. In attendance at the meeting are women from Athens and other cities, including Sparta. At the meeting, Lysistrata announces her plan: the women should all refuse to have sex with their husbands until their husbands end the war. To make sure the sex-strike is effective, they will doll themselves up with makeup and put on their skimpiest clothes, to drive their husbands wild with desire.

The comedy Lysistrata was first performed in Athens in 411 BCE, and is still performed today to laughs, tears, and applause.

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