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

Presented by: 
Department of Theatre Arts
Friday, November 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

6 more date(s)

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
Theatre Building
200 North Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242
Hancher Box Office

The Bacchae: A Tragedy in One Act (from Kneehigh Theatre)
By Carl Gross and Anna Murphy
Adapted by Emma Rice
Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz

Nov. 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 6 at 2 p.m.
David Thayer Theatre, UI Theatre Building

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’ 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.

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