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College of St. Scholastica opens theater season with 'Lysistrata'

Desperate times call for desperate measures and the women of Athens are using drastic means to end the Peloponnesian War. The College of St. Scholastica offers a glimpse into the ancient world of the Greeks when it opens its 2007-2008 theater sea...

Desperate times call for desperate measures and the women of Athens are using drastic means to end the Peloponnesian War.

The College of St. Scholastica offers a glimpse into the ancient world of the Greeks when it opens its 2007-2008 theater season with "Lysistrata" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the St. Scholastica Theatre on campus.

Directed by Nathan Carlblom, a local writer, actor, director and producer, "Lysistrata" was written by Aristophanes and takes place 21 years into the Peloponnesian War. First performed in 411 B.C., "Lysistrata" revolves around the women of Athens who, tired of losing their sons to battle, conspire to deny their husbands sexual favors until they make peace with the Spartans. Please note the play has strong language and content.

Other performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 8, 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 and 11. Tickets are $10 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and non-St. Scholastica students with identification, and $5 for St. Scholastica students.

For more information call 723-5900.

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