Lysistrata: Webster Conservatory Performs Ancient Greek Comedy Dec. 6-10, 13-17

Dec. 4, 2017

Lysistrata: Webster Conservatory Performs Ancient Greek Comedy Dec. 6-10, 13-17
Webster performs 'Lysistrata' Dec. 6-10, 13-17

The Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the Greek comedy "Lysistrata," where one woman comes up with a unique solution to end the Peloponnesian War.

The Thursday, Dec. 7, performance will offer free pizza and the Thursday, Dec. 14, performance will include a talkback with the director.


How do you end a war that seems never-ending? The great Greek comedian, Aristophanes, takes on this question with "Lysistrata," a story centered on the lives of the soldiers' wives toward the end of the Peloponnesian War.

One woman, Lysistrata, under the impression that a man's libido is ultimately his driving force in life, comes up with an interesting solution: deny their husbands and lovers sexual relations until they can settle on a peace agreement. However, Lysistrata's strategy creates, even more, conflict as the sexes begin to feud with each other.

Aristophanes' play is both comic, poignant, and revealing. Its examination of gender relations still speaks directly to us, thousands of years after its premiere in ancient Athens.

FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY: Lysistrata involves sexual situations (S), coarse or crude language (L), suggestive dialogue (D)

Watch the promo video here:

Performance Dates, Times

Dec. 6–10, Dec. 13-17
7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Stage III, located in Webster Hall

Free pizza if you join us on Dec. 7, and a talkback with the director if you join us on Dec. 14.

Get Tickets

Reserve tickets by calling the Fine Arts hotline at (314) 968-7128.

  • Webster students, faculty, and staff: free with a valid ID
  • $15 for adults
  • $7 for seniors, alumni, and non-Webster students

About the Webster Conservatory

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. Located in St. Louis in Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the Conservatory has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

Students are selected through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide, as well as through auditions held on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered. 

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