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Classic Comedy in Queens: LYSISTRATA

  • Queens Library at Briarwood 85-12 Main Street Briarwood, NY 11435 United States (map)


by Aristophanes

Monday, April 1, 2019
5:30 p.m.
Briarwood Library

85-12 Main Street

Our Classic Comedy in Queens reading series continues . . .

“Make life a misery for them, and they’ll give up trying soon enough. No man is ever going to get satisfaction if the woman doesn’t choose that he should.”

First performed in classical Athens c. 411 B.C.E., Lysistrata is the original battle of the sexes. One woman, Lysistrata, brings together the women of all Greece, exhorting them to vow to withhold sexual contact from all men until a treaty is negotiated to end the Peloponnesian War. Double entendres abound as men of Greece attempt to get the women to break their oath.

Earlier Event: March 31
Later Event: April 5