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The Bacchae in Orlando
August 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fifth century playwright Euripides reinvented Greek tragedy with his controversial, groundbreaking play The Bacchae. As an origin story of Dionysus, we are introduced to one of the most famous and infamous gods in Greek mythology as he and his cult arrive in the city of Thebes, prepared to make a believer of its king… or make him pay. Like the notorious god of wine, debauchery, and theatre, The Bacchae is a story of duality, sensuality, and the intoxicating effects of power. In this site-specific, outdoor staging, guests are asked to stay in their cars once they have parked, roll the windows down, and enjoy the one-act play from a safe distance. Think of it as drive-in live theatre reflecting the origin of the art form through a modern rearview mirror.
Orlando Executive Airport lot located at the southwest corner of Tower Rd and Andes Ave
(across from the Park of the Americas)
Orlando, FL 32803
Lot opens at 7:00 / Performances begin at 7:30 pm
$20/person or $60/car
No more than 4 people per vehicle will be permitted.
No facilities will be available. Please use the restroom before you arrive.
Vehicles will be parked in the order they arrive. However, larger vehicles may be asked to park in the second or third rows to allow for better visibility.
All vehicles must be turned off when the performance begins.
Due to the intimate nature of the staging, attendees will not be allowed to move their vehicles once the performance begins unless there is an emergency.
Please feel free bring a fan, food, and water.
Written by Euripides
Directed by Jeremy Seghers
Max Kelly as Dionysus
Parker James Bradford as Pentheus
Bobbie Bell as Cadmus
Sarah Lee Dobbs as Agave
Tommy Keesling as Tiresias
Ashleigh Ann Gardner as Bacchae Chorus Leader
Sarah Lockard as Bacchae and Herdsman
Brenna Arden as Bacchae and Servant
Ema Pava as Bacchae and Guard
Music Direction and Arrangement by Ashleigh Ann Gardner
Additional Direction by Megan Raitano
Photo credit: Ashleigh Ann Gardner