The Bacchae

A city teeters on the edge of crisis

A Large Interaction
St Martins and Fraught Outfit
Commissioned by St Martins, Theatre Works and Melbourne Festival

Warning: This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effect, simulated sex scenes and violence. We recommend it is suitable for audiences 16+ years.

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.

Created with a collaborating ensemble of young female actors and musicians, this Bacchae is an epic, urgent and sublime theatrical offering. St Martins and Fraught Outfit bring you this unnerving, unmissable Melbourne Festival event.

Conceived by Adena Jacobs and Aaron Orzech

Director: Adena Jacobs
Music: Kelly Ryall
Dramaturg: Aaron Orzech
Set Designer: Dayna Morrissey
Costume Designer: Chloe Greaves
Lighting Designer: Danny Pettingill
Associate Artist: Alex Walker

Performed by members of the St Martins teen ensemble

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17 – 19 June 2016
Black Box, MAC2 Backspace
Hunter St
Hobart Tasmania

8-25 October 2015
Theatre Works
14 Acland Street, St Kilda

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