All’s fair in love and war.
Aristophanes' comedy, Lysistrata, is the tale of the long-suffering wife of an Athenian general. He's been fighting in a decades-long war and Lysistrata finally gets fed up with her worry and her lonely bed. She 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. Part of Impulse Rep’s Battle of the Sexes season, Lysistrata runs in rep with Shakespeare's lusty comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.