The Bacchae: A Tragedy in One Act (from Kneehigh Theatre)
This performance will use strong language, violence, theatrical haze, and strobe lights.
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.
Special thanks to Hanh Kratz, Design Engineer in the CLAS Biology Engineering Shop.
In advance of the performance, we'd like to invite you to visit our Virtual Lobby to learn more about the production and our team.
|Teenage Bacchic Ensemble||Katie Redden*|
|Grandma Bacchic Ensemble||Holland Larned*|
|Menopausal Bacchic Ensemble||Alice Conroy*|
|Sheep Bacchic Ensemble||Jason Vernon*|
|Semele Bacchic Ensemble||Genesis Jones*|
|Bacchic Ensemble||Aneesa Housel*|
|Scenic Designer||Kaelen Novak|
|Lighting Designer||Bryon Winn|
|Assistant Lighting Designer||Nicole Blodig*|
|Costume Designer||Alastair Sigala Ramirez|
|Makeup Designer||Abigail Mansfield Coleman|
|Fight/Intimacy Choreographer||Katherine Coyl|
|Stage Manager||Elizabeth Sarsfield*|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Mathew Kier*|
*Undergraduate student. UI Theatre is dedicated to providing hands-on theatre experience for both undergraduate and graduate students.
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.
Review: Daily Iowan
Link to the Daily Iowan review of THE BACCHAE.