Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Upcoming: Lysistrata in Park Slope

Somehow, it's fitting that Lysistrata is being staged in Park Slope by the Gallery Players. We got an email about it yesterday. It will be running from March 15-30. Here's a bit from the email:
The Gallery Players, Brooklyn’s premier Off-Off Broadway theater, is proud to present the classic and sexy Lysistrata by Aristophanes and in a new translation by Drue Robinson...a bawdy and audacious antiwar classic, [it] is filled to the brim with hilarious innuendo and exposes the shared humanity between two feuding peoples. The women of the warring factions wage a psychological battle of their own when they take over the Acropolis and withhold their sexual favors from the savage local men until such time as the insane conflict is ended...

Lysistrata opens March 15 and runs through March 30, 2008 (12 performances only). Performances take place Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM; Sundays at 3PM. Additionally, The Gallery Players is offering a Saturday matinee performance at 2PM on March 22nd and March 29th only. Tickets are $18 for Adults, $14 for Senior Citizens and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased 24/7 online at www.galleryplayers.com or by calling TheaterMania at (212) 352-3101 (phone hours 9-9 weekdays, 10-6 weekends)...Other productions at The Gallery Players in 07-08: Man of La Mancha (April 26-May 18, 2008), and the 11th Annual Black Box New Play Festival (June 2008, dates TBA). The Peanut Gallery, a summer musical theatre adventure camp for kids now in its 4th year, will take place in July 2008.
The Gallery Players is located at 199 14th St., between 4th and 5th Aves. in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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