John Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
The SCSU Theatre Department in collaboration with the Crescent Players presents:
Lysistrata, a comedy by Aristophanes, directed by Raphael Massie. Original music by Michael Skinner.
Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BCE, it is a comic account of a woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace - a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society.
• February 23 & 24, March 1-3, 2018 • 8 pm
• February 24 & 25, March 3 • 2 pm
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