From the Seattle Times in the USA:
Give peace a chance, but throw in some sexy dance
By Leah B. Green
Seattle’s Troupe du Jour joins the burgeoning ranks of theaters inspired by recent events to mount “Lysistrata,” choosing (former Washingtonian) Drue Robinson Hagan’s recent adaptation, “Lysistrata: A Woman’s Translation.”
The play is dutifully staged as a highly silly but politically charged striptease, topping off the play’s protofeminist leanings with peace-sign pasties.
The play, with its confluence of pacifist arguments and penis obsession, has never been far from modern relevance, and Robinson’s adaptation lends a decidedly 21st-century sheen to the proceedings.
The original “Lysistrata” finds Grecian women perpetuating a strike on marital relations until a peace accord is made, spurring their men to find peace swiftly.
This permutation of “Make Love Not War” still runs centrally through Hagan’s adaptation, of course, though with more references to Homeland Security and the Axis of Evil, and a heightened attention to the perils of war profiteering.
Another version of Lysistrata: here.
Feminists are better mates. Supporters of equality for women also have stronger relationships, new research says: here.