The Bacchae (2012)

“Nothing short of operatic.” – The Charlebois Post

“This is Greek myth with its guts hanging out: lurid, visceral, and strangely beautiful.”
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Winner of nine META awards including Best Production


October 12-20, 2012
at Centaur Theatre

A New Translation by Andreas Apergis & Joseph Shragge
Directed by Andreas Apergis

bacchae poster 400Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre returns to Centaur Theatre‘s Brave New Looks for the third time after winning the MECCA award for Best Production with Medea.

First performed in 405 BC after his death in exile, The Bacchae is Euripides’ last play and greatest accomplishment. Dionysus, the god of wine, returns to Thebes to take revenge on the young law-and-order king Pentheus, who has refused the god’s divinity, imprisoning anyone who practices his orgiastic rituals. What follows is a psycho-sexual, metaphysical game of cat and mouse, where hunter and prey are inverted on the way to tragedy.

This new adaptation is inspired by early 19th century American revivalism, a period of new religion and ecstatic worship, whose legacy still remains in North America.

The Bacchae won nine 2012-13 META awards, including Best Independent Production.

Written By Euripides
Original Music by Brian Lipson – Musical Direction by David Oppenheim
Set Design by Francis Farley – Costume Design by Susana Vera
Lighting Design by Erwann Bernard – Choreography by Leslie Baker
Sound Design by Peter Cerone


Delphine Bienvenu – Hugo Dann – Holly Gauthier Frankel
Karl Graboshas – Jessica Hill – Gitanjali Jain – Greg Kramer
Alex McCooeye – France Rolland – Melissa Trottier
Paul Van Dyck – Brett Watson

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