Trying hard to be gracious here and help you understand who the audience is for this “spin” on Greek Mythology contorted to the Broadway stage, and it’s simply a challenge. It’s high school drivel, but with sheer perkiness; this might be the biggest waste of time to
hit the Broadway stage.
The story line is set in a college that looks like high school. The cast is far older than college students and there is a total disconnect watching adults portray children. They look like stunted personalities in large bodies.
The Athens University basketball team hasn’t won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop “giving it up” to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end.
Is this really the message that you want to send to your daughter’s? The boys end up visiting a brothel to fill in where the girlfriends left off. The age range on the program says 8 years old and over. The parents that had children in the theater said 14 – 15 is the starting point. They had brought their children who were 8, 10, 11, 14 and wished that they had not. They admitted that there was going to be a lot of “explaining” at the end. So, that says a lot about the culture that we have today and who is giving up what to get what? Yikes! Am I too old fashioned? It made me very thankful to have a son and grandsons!
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