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The Bacchae in Orlando

August 20, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Euripides’ controversial, final masterpiece The Bacchae in an outdoor, physically distanced staging

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.

WHERE

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

WHEN

August 20-23

Lot opens at 7:00 / Performances begin at 7:30 pm

TICKETS

$20/person or $60/car

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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.

PRODUCTION DETAILS

The Bacchae

Written by Euripides

Directed by Jeremy Seghers

Performed by

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

Details

Date:
August 20, 2020
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bacchae-in-orlando-tickets-113667498548

Venue

Orlando Executive Airport lot located at the southwest corner of Tower Rd and Andes Ave 
(across from the Park of the Americas)
Orlando, FL 32807 United States

Organizer

Jeremy Seghers