The story of Lysistrata is as hilarious as it is topical. It is the most popular of all Greek comedies, wherein the women of the Greek cities band together to end the wars by withholding sex until the men agree to sign a peace treaty.
If one were to accurately translate Aristophanes’ Greek comedy Lysistrata — truly following the meaning of the original language — one might find that those ancient Greeks were a pretty sexy, raucous bunch! Tender ears beware, that is exactly what translator Sarah Ruden has done. Now Rudin’s bawdy translation has been brought to life by the American River College Theatre.
This production of the comedy adds to the danger, and the fun, of this hilarious play by offering seven live-streamed performances. It’s honest-to-goodness live theatre, with all the excitement and potential mayhem that live performance offers, but from the comfort of your living room.
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