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CRT Presents: Lysistrata

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
7:30pm – 8:30pm

Storrs Campus
Nafe Katter Theatre

This past decade of almost continuous warfare in the Middle East has left an indelible mark on American theatre by challenging us to examine war in its complexity and consequences through the re-examination of the Ancient Greek war plays. Sitting slyly among the war tragedies is Aristophanes’ outrageous war comedy, Lysistrata. One woman’s crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to the women of Greece withholding sex from their husbands and lovers to force a peace accord. As the siege takes hold, soldiers will beat their swords into…well, you know. This raucous, bawdy happy idea of a play by the “father of comedy” calls us to seriously consider war through no-holds-barred laughter.


Matthew Pugliese,

Dramatic Arts (primary), Honors Program, UConn Master Calendar

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