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Lysistrata: A Modern Adaptation

August 24, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


“From this day forth, until peace is declared, no matter how horny I get, or how smokin’ hot my husband looks when he gets home from doing 18 hours of cardio a day for 3 years straight, I will not have sex with him, not even dry humping or hand stuff, even though that sometimes feels better than sex. If I keep my oath, let my blood be as red as wine.”

So swear the women of Athens as Lysistrata leads them in a sex strike to protest the Peloponnesian War. And what the women fear will be a torturous ordeal ends up being a much needed retreat from the demands of family life: no men, no kids, no bullshit, just passing the pipe, having some snick-snacks, and vibing with the girlies.

This modern “approximation” of Aristophanes’ classic comedy by was written by E. Lynn and Julia Delois in response to the recent state level and national attacks on reproductive rights and is presented as a staged reading in partnership with The NOLA Project and The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret.

While a sex strike may not be the solution to the fight for abortion rights, utilizing collective power almost certainly is. 100% of the proceeds from this production will be donated to New Orleans Abortion Fund.


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The Twilight Room at The AllWays Lounge & Cabaret
2240 Saint Claude Avenue
New Orleans, 70117
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