Saturday, November 22, 2003

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The Bacchae recounts the eternal human struggle between chaos and order, liberty and restraint, passion and reason.... At the end of The Bacchae, we are left with the image of a mother attempting to reassemble the pieces of her son's body that she herself has ripped apart. We, the audience are also left with a job of reconstruction. How can we understand this strange and violent story? What can it mean to us now, more than 2000 years after it was written? The Bacchae is one of our great theatre rituals and, as with all rituals, there are not true spectators. We all participate.

Greek Drama
Director: N. Cadger