The Arts @ San Francisco State University


Dates Playing: 11/30/2017 - 12/9/2017

Venue: Creative Arts - Little Theatre

Book by Peter Buckley
Music by Roy Zimmerman
Directed by Laura Wayth
No one understood a good penis joke better than ancient Greek comedy writer Aristophanes. Yet his play Lysistrata, for all its bawdy humor, is about so much more than sex and giant penises. The women of Greece, desperate to stop the never-ending Peloponnesian War stage, a sex strike withholding themselves from their husbands until the men agree to stop fighting. While we laugh at the ridiculousness of the sexually frustrated men of Athens and Sparta, we see that, underneath the surface humor, Aristophanes had a lot to say about the forces of creation versus the forces of destruction; a tension as present and problematic today as it was in 411 BCE.

Pre show talk: December 7th 

Admission Price $15 (students and senior citizens)
$20 (general public)

SFSU welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, please contact the Box Office at (415) 338-2467 or at least 15 working days before the show.

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