As part of our Battle of the Sexes season, Impulse Rep proudly presents William Shakespeare's lusty comedy, The Taming of the Shrew, a tale about a headstrong and self-possessed woman who tests the man she weds to see if he is, indeed, the man for the job.
We'll also present Aristophanes' comedy, Lysistrata. Lysistrata is the long-suffering wife of an Athenian general fighting in a decades-long war. She finally gets fed up and enlists her fellow Athenian woman as well as the women of Sparta (their enemy) to end the war once and for all: by refusing sex to all the men until they come to a peace agreement.
Both pieces take a hard but ultimately hilarious look of the nature of relationships between men and women, the nature of sex, and the personal and political fallout when men and women fall out with each other.