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SITI Company, The Bacchae
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SITI Company

The Bacchae, Directed by Anne Bogart

Presented by
Hancher
Tickets
ADULT: $45 | $35 | $25
COLLEGE STUDENT: $40 | $10 | $10
YOUTH: $22 | $10 | $10
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

In this new English translation and innovative take on one of the Western world’s greatest dramas, SITI Company invites us to Thebes where Dionysus—god of wine, ritual madness, fertility, and theater (and in this production imagined as a rock star of the first order)—is opposed and imprisoned by King Pentheus. The struggle between wildness and order (and frivolity and seriousness) is at the heart of this play, which still resonates all these centuries later—and perhaps at this moment in particular.

SITI Company’s famed co-artistic director Anne Bogart will be on hand to participate in a variety of residency events, including a post-performance conversation with the audience.

Audio Description is available for this performance.

A portion of The Bacchae is performed in Japanese. The script—including an English translation of the Japanese text—can be found here.

View Script


New! Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food--fast!

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Event Partners:
The Cosmo Catalano Family
Miriam Gilbert

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Hancher in advance at (319) 335-1158.