PLAYING SHORT RUN!!!
THE BACCHAE TRILOGY
Written by Euripides Translated by Marianne McDonald
In a bold new production, Mihai Maniutiu, one of Romania's most distinguished and esteemed theatre directors, makes his American debut as he brings his brilliant vision to this powerful Greek classic.
Dynamic like a detective story, bloody like an Elizabethan text, inviting to meditation and debate like any play grasping the dimension of the sacred, "The Bacchae" provides a vivid incursion into the ambiguous and vast domain of the Dionysian. Euripides' voice has very modern accents when it talks of wild exaltation and euphoria as liberation from any limits-and, equally, when it addresses the risks or dangers of such a boundless freedom. His is the voice of modernity formulating questions that we ourselves ask about the world in which we live today.
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Directed by Mihai Maniutiu (link)
Opens February 20, 2009 - Closes February 28, 2009
Claire Trevor Theatre
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