The Bacchae

This show is open to high school students.

When

Students and families can choose from the following times:

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm

Where

The Guthrie Theater
818 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55415

About the Show

In Euripides’ tale of hubris and tyranny, a disguised Dionysus descends on the city of Thebes to prove Zeus is his father and settle a score with his mortal adversary King Pentheus. His attempts to tear the people’s loyalties away from the king cause a frenzy of emotion that lands Dionysus in prison. But Pentheus’ misguided attempt to suppress the god’s influence tests his leadership and threatens to bring his family to ruin. With striking visuals and bewitching beauty, legendary director Anne Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.

Contains mature themes, including violence. Children should be 14 years of age or older to attend this performance. Childcare will be provided for those under the age of 14. Please let us know if you need childcare when you make your reservation.

Transportation

If you do not have access to a ride, call Project Success and we can provide transportation for you. Please let us know if you need a ride when you make your reservation. We will need at least 2 days’ notice to set up transportation.

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Request Tickets Online

or call Project Success at (612) 874-7710

This show is open to high school students.

Invited students can pick up tickets at the Project Success table in the lobby of the theater on the dates of the performances. Please arrive 20 minutes before the show to pick up your tickets. Each student/family may receive up to 4 FREE tickets.

Thank you to Project Success theater partner, Guthrie Theater, for providing tickets to students at no cost.

Themes

  • Euripides’s play is about hubris and tyranny. According to Merriam-Webster, “To the Greeks, hubris referred to extreme pride, especially pride and ambition so great that they offend the gods and lead to one’s downfall.” In a more modern context, what are examples of hubris that you have noticed in recent years?
  • The Greek gods were anything but perfect role models. In many cases, they demonstrated some of the most negative qualities in humans. What educational or moral value might the Greeks have found in these deeply flawed gods?

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A short description of the play