New Voices Festival
Re-imagining the Classics
THE BACCHAE
STAGED READINGS
As part of our mission to tell the stories of women, people of color, and those with physical disabilities, Griot Theatre presentsThe Bacchae


Translated/Adapted by Emma Pauly
From Euripides



Dionysus - god of wine, ecstasy, and chaos - has told this story many times before. Now, the god manifests in the female form and enlists a chorus of modern women to right past wrongs and spread the worship of Dionysus. Pentheus, King of Thebes, has banned the new deity's worship and sets himself on a collision course with a god.

-And so the Maenads dance.

-The city burns.

-And gods and mortals have a choice to make. 



August 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat), @ 8PM
The Lounge Theatres
6201 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90038

Suggested $10 Donation
Seating is limited: click to RSVP

*all readings closed captioned for deaf and hard-of-hearing guests




Griot Theatre
In Residence at the Getty Villa

Griot Theatre participated in The Getty Villa's Theatre Lab from April 4-17, 2016.  The two week residency culminated in 4 public performances. Working from the original text of Philoctetes by Sophocles, the work would become The Archer from Malis - going on to a full production in Hollywood.




The company explores and rehearses at the Getty Villa



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