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This show closed on September 23, 2017
Synopsis
Power. Unbound. The demi-god Dionysos has arrived in Thebes in human form with vengeance in his heart. Derided as an imposter by the city’s ruler, King Pentheus, this charismatic stranger has induced madness in the Theban women, who have run off to join his cult of female followers, the Bakkhai. The god of wine, ecstasy and fertility lays bare the duality of our natures: that each of us, no matter how civilized, has a wild beast within.
Audience Advisory: This production includes sexuality, eroticism, violence and other mature themes and might not be suitable for some audiences.
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Venue
Tom Patterson Theatre- Stratford Festival
111 Lakeside Drive
StratfordON N5A 3C1
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Running time
1 hour 39 minutes with no intermission
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Age
Recommended for ages 18 and up. This production includes sexuality, eroticism, violence and other mature themes and might not be suitable for some audiences.
Critic reviews
Realized beautifully in a savage, wildly imaginative and contemporary fashion...
The Stratford Beacon Herald