Experience the drama, joy, and passion of Greek theater at the Phenomenal Animals’ presentation of Euripides’ The Bacchae.
The cult of Dionysus, a frenzied group of women on the fringes of Greek society, spend their days dancing, drinking, and challenging the powers that be. So when Pentheus, King of Thebes, refuses to acknowledge their leader as a god they wreak havoc on the city. In an act of revenge the cult, known as the Bacchae, invokes the god and a crazed ritual of blood, sex, and revelry ensues. The Bacchae invite you to participate in their rite. See, touch, feel the action. This is your initiation.
About the Phenomenal Animals
The Phenomenal Animals are a Philadelphia-based theater company with a long history of experience performing Greek theater. Several cast members in The Bacchae have traveled to perform throughout Greece, Cyprus, and the U.S. in shows such as Sophocles’ Ajax, Aristophanes’ The Frogs, and an original English translation of Iakovos Kambanellis’ The Courtyard of Miracles. Cast members have collaborated with the acclaimed Greek theater director and singer Martha Frintzila and Ancient Greek scholars. The Phenomenal Animals are now proud to bring The Bacchae to audiences in Philadelphia.
June 22 – 26, 2016
Tickets $20, Student tickets $10
Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5, 825 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Wednesday, June 22 – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 23 – 7:30 pm
Friday, June 24 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 25 – 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 26 – 2:30 pm
Sunday, June 26 – 5:00 pm