May 25, 2013

The Knights Gorilla's 22nd Annual Greek Show

The Gorilla Theatre will be presenting their 22nd annual FREE Greek show on the South steps of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30, at 7:30am. This year's show will be a production of Aristophanes' The Knights (424 BCE). Aristophanes was a Greek comic playwright in 5th c. Athens, and what that means is a crazy plot, vicious swipes at political and social leaders, an...d lots of sex jokes. In this play, which won first prize at the Lenaea festival, Aristophanes takes on the demagogue, Cleon, who once sued Aristophanes for his play, The Babylonians. Aristophanes vowed revenge, and this play was that revenge. Come and watch an ancient political grudge match played out with jokes and general silliness. It's a great way to start the day, and should provide lots of fodder for water cooler discussions come Monday, July 1st.
WARNING: Parental Guidance suggested,
this is after all a Greek Comedy.

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