Carolinian – Campus News
Issue: 3/3/03

Play & Protest at UNCG
By Amy Genovesi

As part of an international protest against the war in Iraq, UNCG will be participating in an international staged reading of the anti-war comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes tonight, March 3rd, in the Brown Building.

Lysistrata, a Greek Comedy, tells the story of women living through the Peloponesian War. Disgusted with the state of both countries, women on both sides decide to withhold sex in response, hoping to put a stop to the violence.

The Lysistrata Project originated in New York City. The participants come from a variety of different places and backgrounds but have joined together to voice their opposition to the war in Iraq by “Thinking Globally and Acting Locally”. So far over 800 readings have been scheduled in 49 countries. UNCG’s reading was the 606th to sign up.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Womens’ Studies department and the Theatre department. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. All proceeds will go to The Clara House, a local organization that works with victims of domestic violence.

For more information about this performance and others, go to