Lysistrata & The Temple of Gaia
Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. West, Toronto
CA$10.00 - CA$20.00
As part of Earth Day events and celebrations, the TSP Climate Justice Group, in association with toronto350.org, is sponsoring a professional reading of David S. Craig’s new eco-comedy, Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia (or Apocolyptus Interuptus).
The reading will be held on Sunday, April 24th at 2:00 pm at the Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (one block West of Spadina). Tickets, $20 for adults and $10 for students/seniors, can be purchased at the door or from Eventbrite.com. Net proceeds from ticket sales will go to toronto350.org.
Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia re-imagines the classic Greek comedy by Aristophanes as a sex strike, not to stop a war, but to save a planet.
Set in a future world where huge adaptations to massive climate changes have become the accepted norm, Lysistrata, Cassandra and Pandora desperately invoke the Goddess Gaia, Creator and Mother of Earth, for help. But when the goddess appears, she is furious at the destruction of her beautiful planet and threatens the entire human race with a sudden, watery death unless the women can persuade their men to become Earth Defenders. The men refuse. Comedy ensues.
You can watch a promo video.