The Bacchae

  • 10th July 2019 -
    21st July 2019
  • La Mama Courthouse

    349 Drummond St, Carlton VIC 3053

A new exploration of the Bacchae myths, steeped in ritual and rebellion. An all female & non-binary cast of both professional actors and current MUST students tells stories of women and cults who have challenged the patriarchal status quo throughout history.

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The Bacchae – a MUST and Robert Reid co-production at La Mama

Written and Directed by Rob Reid
Assistant direction by Kelly Wilson and Sarah Macky
Produced by Georgia Kate Bell
Photo by Julia Kaddatz

Forget the original Bacchus, where the women wait offstage while men try and fail to tell their story. In Robert Reid’s epic new next the women take centre stage en masse! This fierce retelling, inspired by Richard Schechner’s Dionysus in ’69, weaves in classic and pop culture references from Sophocles to The Manson Family. Join the Cult.

July 10-21 at La Mama Courthouse, Carlton

Approximate running time:

Part One – 2 hours with interval

Part Two – 2 hours with interval

Show times:

Week 1 – Part 1

Wed 10th 6:30pm, Thur 11th 7:30pm & Fri 12th 7:30pm

Week 2 – Part 2

Wed 17th 6:30pm, Thur 18th 7:30pm & Fri 19th 7:30pm

Weekends – Part 1 & 2

Saturday & Sunday (13th & 14th / 20th & 21st) 5pm & 8:30pm

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