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The Bacchae of Euripides

AN AFrican -American woman looks over her shoulder. TO her left is a man's raised fist, and in the background is a white woman, looking at her.

by Wole Soyinka
directed by Judyie Al-Bilali
Ecstatic dance and music fuel political uprising in Soyinka’s adaptation of Euripides’ classic play about a god and the despot who attempts to control him. When autocratic King Pentheus of Thebes imprisons Dionysus, the god of wine, fertility, and theater, he unleashes a frenzied revolt among the women of the city, driving them to the mountains and to madness. Gender, sexuality, and identity become transgressive, visceral expressions of protest among Dionysus and his followers, the Bacchantes, linking a mythical past to the art and creativity that power revolutionary change today. 

Teachers: Contact us to reserve spots for our student matinee on Nov. 13 at 10 a.m.

$15 single tickets; $5 single tickets for students/seniors for all shows. Seating is general admission.
Purchase tickets online, in person, or at 1-800-999-UMAS.
We take credit cards at the door.