Gonzaga News Service
Gonzaga University will turn back the clock to study and celebrate ancient Greek culture during Greek Week, March 22-28. The initiative involves four academic departments and includes a production of Aristophanes’ play “Lysistrata,” a free lecture series featuring a top expert in Greek and Roman comedy, and more.
“Lysistrata” is the outrageous 2,400-year-old tale of mighty Greek warriors brought to their knees when their wives swear to withhold their feminine charms until their bellicose husbands agree to make peace. It plays at 7:30 p.m., March 25, 26, 27 and at 2 p.m. March 27- 28 at the Magnuson Theatre in College Hall. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for GU employees, and $12 for everyone else. For information to purchase tickets, call (509) 313-6553 or visit the following Web site.
The free lecture series, March 23-27, includes specialists in ancient Greek history and culture from Gonzaga and other universities throughout the Northwest who will shed light on 5th century B.C. Greek society and provide context for Gonzaga’s production of “Lysistrata.”
Greek Week is sponsored by Gonzaga’s classical civilizations department and facilitated by its faculty and faculty from the philosophy, religious studies, and theatre arts departments. Greek Week is supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.
For more information and a complete schedule, visit the following link.