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Bacchae

Written by
Euripides
Adapted from translations by
Gilbert Murray and Paul Woodruff
Directed by
Anthony Nikolchev
Dec
9
2021
to
Dec
11
2021
Location
Butler Building 2
Bacchae
Bacchae (noun): those in lament and in ritual to the self-transcendent practices that we have, we’ve lost, and perhaps we can still create as a community. A spliced together investigation of Euripides’s 2500-year-old tragedy, this physically driven performance follows Dionysus plotting punishment for those who have denied the god's divinity. Combining movement, vocals, and text, Bacchae examines how we find group catharsis, what is abused when the true desire to transcend the self lowers our self-defense, and what forces may be necessary to achieve a different future.

Cast
Dionysus: Skylar Shen
Pentheus: Alec Boyd
Agave: Kelli English
Tiresius: Justine Gorry
Cadmus: Matthew Goodrich
First Messenger: Sanghun Kim
Second Messenger: Samuel Buroker
Chorus: Aviana Glover, Venice Mountain-Zona, Kody Nelson, Aanya Pawar, Olivia Ross, Sophia Scavuzzo, Sage Michael Stone

Creative Team
Music Director, Arranger, Sound Designer: Charles Glaudini
Scenic & Visual Designer: Noah Hernandez
Assistant Scenic Designer: Charlie Jacobs
Costume Designer: Loren Weldon
Assistant Costume Designer: Arthur Siprut
Lighting & Video Designer: Stephanie Atwood
Assistant Lighting Designer: Evan Brownell

Management Team
Stage Manager: Hera Jung
Assistant Stage Managers: Ashlen Harris
Associate Production Supervisor: Percent Han
Producer: Jules Hyun, Angelina Jian

*Bacchae, translated by Paul Woodruff, is published by Hackett Publishing Company, 1998. Produced by special arrangement with HackettPublishing Company, Inc.