directed by J. Deschene
First performed in 411 BCE, Lysistrata tells the age-old story of the battle between the sexes and reveals that startlingly little has changed in the last 2400 years or so. The women of Greece have grown tired of their men always being at war. Under the direction of an Athenian woman named Lysistrata, they execute a plan to secure a lasting peace. Lysistrata proposes that all the women need to do is withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers until they promise to stop the wars. The men will thus be driven mad with lust and have no choice but to declare peace. Lysistrata's fight is not an easy one, however, as she must deal with the misogynistic views of her male peers, some cantankerous members of the older generation, and even the uncontrollable libido of her fellow protesters. This production will be set in the present day with characters in modern dress.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8pm (Pay What You Can Night)
Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8pm
Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2pm
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 8pm
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm
Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 2pm
Lysistrata was presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville.
The performance space is not wheelchair accessible.
Parking on William St is by permit only. General parking is available on College Ave. Please read signs carefully to avoid ticketing.
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