The Bacchae: A Tragedy in One Act (from Kneehigh Theatre)

Nov 04, 2022 to Nov 12, 2022
Carl Gross and Anna Murphy
Adapted by: 
Emma Rice
Directed by: 
Sarah Gazdowicz
David Thayer Theatre
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 8:00pm
Sunday, November 6, 2022 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 11, 2022 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 12, 2022 - 8:00pm


King Pentheus of Thebes rules with utmost order and control until the god Dionysus arrives and swiftly builds a following of wild and unrepressed revelers called the Bacchae. When Pentheus refuses to recognize Dionysus’s divinity and lineage, how long will a young, confident, and savage god show patience toward mortal arrogance? Kneehigh Theatre adapts Euripides’s Greek tragedy in this play with music about the reclamation of identity and the consequences of oppressive rule.


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office website or by calling 319-335-1160. 

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office at the Theatre Building one hour prior to the performance, on an as-available basis, unless the production is sold out.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319-335-1158.