Savannah State University will perform the Greek classic Lysistrata on Oct. 2-4 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. in Kennedy Theatre on SSU campus. The performance is sponsored by Savannah State University; tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students/faculty.
Lysistrata, written in 411 BC by Aristophanes, is a comedy in which the first battle of the sexes ensues. The title character, played by Leneshia Dixon, asks all the woman of Sparta, Thebes and Corinth to refuse sex with their husbands until a treaty for peace has been signed. This demand leads to a spectacle of comedy in every way imaginable.
Director Teresa- Michelle Walker and Designer David I. L. Poole are excited about the African influence brought throughout the production. Designer Poole has managed to fuse the production concept of Greek and African theatre through the use of costumes, set and masks. This is the first production of the 2008-09 theatrical season at Savannah State University. Upcoming productions include Nora by Ingmar Bergman, Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, and Pericles by William Shakespeare.