Theatre

Lysistrata, Temptress of the South

When: July 14-Aug. 11, 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 11 2012

Lysistrata is unlike any other piece of theatre I've seen. It takes the powerful outdoor setting and palpable actor chemistry that Two Planks and a Passion have become known for and adds some unexpectedly adolescent humour. Aristophanes’ tale of a war-ending sex strike where the women use both what’s between their ears and legs to bring men to their knees and peace to the country has been transported to the American South. The Civil War-era costumes are a feast for the eyes and the southern-spiced music a treat for the ears. While the jokes may be racy (I felt like a schoolgirl giggling at the very mention of balls and breasts), the message of the power of women to work for peace is important. This play really proved to be the perfect blend of sugar and spice. (KW)

Price: $11.50-$28.75

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