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The Bacchae


Thu 22 Oct 2015, 1:00pm
Thu 22 Oct 2015, 7:30pm
Fri 23 Oct 2015, 7:30pm
Sat 24 Oct 2015, 3:30pm
Sat 24 Oct 2015, 7:30pm

Where: Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets: $35.00
  • Tickets: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: pressrelease

A city teeters on the edge of crisis.
A god arrives in the guise of a mortal. A monster defies the audience. Boundaries collapse; old, young, boy, girl, human, beast, mortal, divine, good, bad, light and dark.

Co-created by Aaron Orzech and critically-acclaimed director Adena Jacobs, with a collaborating ensemble of young female actors and musicians, The Bacchae is an epic, and hallucinatory theatrical experience.

A group of teenage girls pray to the god Dionysus, seeking salvation in the arms of excess. Around them a plague rages and their city burns, as all they've known turns to dust at their hands.

The female cast from the acclaimed St Martins lend The Bacchae offers an unsettling vision of sacrifice and spiritual desolation.

A sister-piece to the critically acclaimed On the Bodily Education of Young Girls, The Bacchae continues Jacobs’ piercing exploration of lost innocence and primal fury. Invoking the choreographic operas of Pina Bausch and the visual tropes of contemporary art, this is play that teeters on the dangerous frontier between terror and the sublime—a crackling declaration of revolution from the girls and women who have brought it to the stage.