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Review: Lysistrata Jones (Refuge Theatre Project)

Spike Lee’s recent film Chiraq adapted Lysistrata to Chicago's South Side, replacing an epic Greek war with equally epic gang violence. The stakes in Lysistrata Jones? Basketball. More specifically, a small college basketball team that no one cares about, until a sassy transfer student takes matters into her own hands. Refuge Theatre Project’s Lysistrata Jones is an incredibly weak adaptation with a flimsy presence, clumsy dialogue and a particularly painful sound design in its gymnasium setting.
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