The City Theatre Company presents Lysistrata
With wars raging, the distressed women of Athens take matters into their own hands, refusing to make love until there is peace. This social spoof, written in 411 BCE., is as relevant to modern concerns – and humor - of today as it was in ancient Greece.
Lysistrata is a woman on a mission, rallying her Greek sisters to put an end to a senseless war by denying their husbands their most basic desires. This comedy of an anti-war sex strike is brimming with innuendo and bawdy fun, taking a hard look at the folly of war and politics, the struggle for equality, and the eternal battle of the sexes.