Photo by Lindsay Rootare

Photo by Lindsay Rootare


A contemporary musical adaption of Euripides' classic play, The Bacchae

Music by Neil Douglas Reilly, Book and Lyrics by Austin Ruffer

Directed by Katherine M. Carter

Music Producer/Supervisor: James Dobinson

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Set in "Ancient Greece," the piece uses an original alt-rock score to boldly bring to life the conflict between two young men, the unyielding king Pentheus and the anarchic god Dionysus, who each are desperately trying to establish themselves and their power.  This struggle leaves Agave, the king's strong-willed mother, and the nation’s people caught in the crossfire of this epic battle. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between gods and kings?

Presented at new Sheen Center Black Box Theatre-18 Bleecker Street

(Cross street: Elizabeth near the 6/B/D/M/F/N Trains)

Friday, 9/5 at 8:00pm  (Preview)

Saturday 9/6 at 8:00pm  (Opening Night)

Sunday 9/7 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm

Monday 9/8 at 3:00pm at 7:30pm

Tuesday 9/9 at 7:30pm  (Closing Performance)


Featuring: Ben Garrett* (King Pentheus), Jonathan Grunert (Dionysus), Elizabeth Ann Gray* (Agave), BJ Gruber* (Acoetes), Damian Norfleet* (Cadmus), Kyle Axman* (Ensemble), Paige Berkovitz (Ensemble), Anissa Felix (Ensemble), Emily Iaquinta* (Ensemble), Billy Joe Kiessling* (Ensemble), Heath Saunders* (Ensemble), Kim Vogels (Ensemble), Sam Weber* (Ensemble), Jessica Zambrotta (Ensemble), Wes Zurick (Ensemble)   

The Creative Team: Taylor Shubert (Chorography), Ben Williams (Lighting Design), John Emmett O’Brien (Sound Design), Caitlin Cisek and Matthew Maloke (Costume Design), Katie Kennedy (Production Stage Manager), Tom Kodenbrock (Assistant Stage Manager), Diana Zambrotta (Producer), Chelsea Ignagni (Casting Director), Victoria Casillo (Associate Choreographer), Erin Reilly (Press Assistant), Kyle Largent (Production Assistant)



Tickets are $18/each available HERE 


*Actors appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association