The Theater: Splash-In on the Styx


Freely adapted from Aristophanes by BURT SHEVELOVE

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Brekekekex ko-äx ko-äx! As the famed croaking chant, the croaking chorus of the frogs in Aristophanes' comedy, sounds over Yale's Payne-Whitney Gym pool, it signifies that 21 young Yalies and New Haven townies skimpily clad in green fishnet tights are hitting the water. They fan out to the center of the pool and in a Busby Berkeley pinwheel formation circle the battered dinghy in which a wizened, whiskered Charon (Charles Levin) is poling across this Ivy League Styx. It is...

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