The Bacchae

By Euripides
March 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9, Harlen Adams Theatre

Directed by Dr. Katie Whitlock
Choreographer:  Dr. Susan Hargrave Pate 
Scenic Design:  Daniel Schindler
Sound Design:  Dr. Katie Whitlock
Lighting Design:  Mike Johnson
Costume & Make-Up Design:  Ruth Palmerlee

The Bacchae, which was not exhibited till after the death of Euripides, must have been the work of his latest years; and certain local allusions favor the supposition that it was written in Macedonia at the court of Archelaus. No play seems to have been more popular in the theatre, or to have been more frequently quoted and imitated. Without doubt it is one of the greatest of Greek tragedies, and its production in extreme old age is a marvelous testimony to the vigor and vitality of the poet. The motive of the plot -- the conflict between rationalism and religious instinct -- has a deep and permanent interest.

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