BAKKHAI
by Euripides, a new version by ANNE CARSON
October 4th - November 2nd 2019

A stunning, new translation by the poet and classicist Anne Carson, first performed in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre in London

Anne Carson writes, “Euripides was a playwright of the fifth century BC who reinvented Greek tragedy, setting it on a path that leads straight to reality TV. His plays broke all the rules, upended convention and outraged conservative critics. The Bakkhai is his most subversive play, telling the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration. Dionysos is the god of intoxication. Once you fall under his influence, there is no telling where you will end up.”

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All seating is general admission

Regular: $35
Senior: $25 (60 & up)
30 & Under: $25 (with ID)
Student: $15 (with ID)
Preview: $15

Seating at Shaking the Tree is unreserved, and all seats are usually good ones. Doors open 30 minutes before the show so you can choose the best seats for you. There is on-street parking available. Please remove all valuables from your car.