Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly presents an all-male version of Aristophanes’ classic “Lysistrata” June 17-July 9 at 460 Hilton Road in Ferndale.
In this fresh version of the raunchy comedy, “Lysistrata” is a washed up drag queen performance artist who has decided to take on the politicians. He needs to cross the divide between the separated forces of the gay community: the old bitter queens and the young twinkies. He has come up with a brilliant idea and will stop at nothing to get the others to join him. He is determined to bring the community together and might be able to learn some things along the way. He is surrounded by hysterical friends and super-needy lovers. And a seedy politician. The laughs don’t stop in the romp around the political hay and over the rainbow. Talk about a tale as old as time, this story is as fresh and relevant today as it was over two thousand years ago. Aristophanes may have been writing for a very different era, but the idea of sex being used as currency has not changed with the times. No matter how much we have evolved or not.
The production, intended for mature audiences, runs at 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and at 7 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 in advance only and are available online http://www.slipstreamti.com or by emailing InsideTheSlipstream@gmail.com. Call 313-986-9156 for more information.