Pulaski Tech's theatre department will present "Lysistrata" on Nov. 17-19. Performances begin at 7 p.m. nightly in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall, located on the second floor of the Campus Center. An additional matinee performance will take place at 1 p.m. Nov. 18. All performances are free and open to the public.
The play, written by Aristophanes, was originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. The play is a comic account of one woman's effort to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace.
Because of the nature of the subject material, the play is for audiences over the age of 18.
Students, under the direction of theatre instructor Sheila Glasscock, are competing in the Region VI American College Theater Festival under the auspices of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Regional judges will attend one of the performances. Three students also are competing for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.