Portland State University's Department of Theater Arts is proud to present its first mainstage
production of the 2004-2005 season, ARISTOPHANES' LYSISTRATA, in a new
adaptation by RANJIT BOLT, directed by JULIE AKERS.
--What if the women of Portland decided to
withhold sex from their husbands in order to end the war in Iraq? That's exactly what happens in Aristophanes'
comic farce, penned more than 2500 years ago to end the Pelloponesian War.
--The women are fed up! With their men still at
war, the women of Greece have decided to use their assets to declare: NO
PEACE, NO SEX!
--Local rock & roll band BLITZEN TRAPPER will perform
live music composed by Scotty Iseri. This new musical version makes a hard
hitting statement about female activism in the face of war.
-"The play deals with a serious
issue in broad comedy." -"The women are using their
assets!" -"There's relief in
laughter. Watch women 'outsmarting
& unclothing' their men out of war." * * *PERFORMANCES IN LINCOLN PERFORMANCE HALL AT
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY Low cost preview: Thu, Nov. 11 @ 7:30; Performances: Fri--Sat, Nov. 12-13 @7:30; Sun Matinee, Nov. 14 @ 2:00, Wed--Sat. Nov. 17--20 @ 7:30. *Audio Described Performance: TBN Ticket prices are $3.50- $9.00 at Ticketmaster or the PSU Box Office Call (503) 725-3307 or visit the foyer of Smith
Memorial Union, 1825 SW Broadway. The PSU annual Mainstage season features 3 large scale productions, chosen from contemporary and
classical repertoire, in the 476 seat Lincoln Performance Hall. Please call (503) 725-4612 for more information.