Hilo Community Players Presents ‘Lysistrata’January 13, 2019, 11:30 AM HST (Updated September 8, 2020, 3:39 PM)
What do the women of Ancient Greece do when they’re fed up with their husbands and lovers continuously going off to war? Why, withhold sex, of course.
Lysistrata is a bawdy anti-war comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes. It is the comic account of one woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace.
Lysistrata continues the Hilo Community Players commitment to producing quality theatre in all its forms and subject matters. Lysistrata playfully and humorously deals with adult themes and uses adult language. Admittance will be for those at least 17 years old. So find a sitter for the kids and come have a night of adult laughter and fun.
Hilo Community Players presents Lysistrata for two weekends (six performances) at the East Hawai‘i Cultural Center on Fridays & Saturdays, January 18, 19, 25 and 26, at 8 p.m. and Sundays, January 20 and 27, at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20 and are on sale online and at the door.