"Lechery, lechery, still wars and lechery! Nothing else holds fashion." Damn straight, Theristes, how do you think we've kept this nonsense going for 8 years?!
"But I'm not familiar with the play" you say, well, here's the gist: In the seventh year of the Trojan War, the Greek general, Agamemnon, wonders why his commanders seem so downcast and pessimistic. The wise and crafty Ulysses informs him that the army's troubles spring from a lack of respect for authority, brought about by the behavior of Achilles, the greatest Greek warrior, who refuses to fight and instead spends his time sitting in his tent with his comrade Patroclus, mocking his superiors.
Shortly thereafter, a challenge to single combat arrives from Prince Hector, the greatest Trojan warrior, and Ulysses decides to have Ajax, a headstrong fool, fight Hector instead of Achilles, in the hopes that this snub will wound Achilles's pride and bring him back into the war.
That afternoon, Ajax and Hector fight to a draw, and after Hector and Achilles exchange insults, Hector and Troilus feast with the Greeks under a flag of truce. The next day, in spite of unhappy premonitions from his wife, sister, and his father, Hector takes the field. The Trojans drive the Greeks back, but Patroclus is killed, which brings a vengeful Achilles back into the war, finally. Achilles is unable to defeat Hector in single combat, but he later catches him unarmed and, together with a gang of Greek warriors, slaughters him. There is more but you will have to stop in to see the ending.
You'll have three opportunities to catch this spectacle, June 13th, 14th and 15th all at 7:30pm. Doors officially open at 7pm. Cost is $10 at the door or $5 if you're in Rainbow/Pride attire. Don't overthink it and just be yourself. That $5 you save will likely be enough to get you a beverage at the bar so it's worth it.