Aristophanes' satirical attack on war and sex, Lysistrata, has just been revived by the Knightsbridge Theatre in a production running through July 2. James Rice directs the play, which shows how the women in the city-states of Greece attempt to stop the Peloponnesian war by withholding sex from their husbands and lovers."The play puts forward a model protest against war which isn't much different from what's happening today, with wives and mothers marching to end violence and gunplay," said Rice in a statement. "In a way, the play is more relevant than ever."
Lysistrata will be performed Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM at the Knightsbridge, which is located at 35 S. Raymond Ave. For tickets and information call (626) 440-0821.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent