Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Ancient Art Council Production


Rehearsed Reading of The Bacchae by Euripides


Directed and presented by Carey Perloff


CAST

(In order of appearance)

Dionysos.....................................................BD Wong

Bacchae/Chorus...................Marie-France Arcilla

Teiresias..............................................Shona Tucker

Kadmos.............................................Robert Beltran

Pentheus...................................................Dan Clegg

Guard.....................................................Amy Lizardo

Herdsman.............................................Amy Lizardo

Servant.............................................Anthony Fusco

Agave..................................................Shona Tucker


Music created and performed by David Coulter


Produced by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


Following our acclaimed exploration of MEDEA last December, we will present a rehearsed reading on Zoom of Euripides' most complex and mysterious play THE BACCHAE. THE BACCHAE follows a conservative political leader, Pentheus, whose city is overrun by freedom-seeking followers of the Dionysus, God of Wine and Theater. Pentheus and Dionysus battle for power as the women of Thebes flock to the mountains to celebrate this potent and erotic new god. The play culminates in the tragic demise of Pentheus and the realization that extremes always result in destruction. THE BACCHAE will once again feature music by David Coulter and a cast of Bay Area and national favorites.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.

PROGRAM

Dates

Rehearsed Reading of THE BACCHAE by Euripides

Live Stream: Zoom link to follow

Carey Perloff

Free and open to the public. Donations to the AAC will be greatly appreciated.

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