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Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater

The Guthrie Theater presents The Bacchae, written by Euripides, translated by Aaron Poochigian and directed by celebrated Siti Company co-founder Anne Bogart. The globally renowned acting company's debut on the Guthrie's mainstage offers a rare opportunity for local theatergoers to experience this influential Greek tragedy through a contemporary lens.

Get a first look in the photos below!

The Bacchae will run February 29 - April 5, 2020, on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Single tickets start at $15 for preview performances (February 29 - March 5) and regular tickets start at $25. Tickets are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 1.877.44.STAGE (toll-free) or online at guthrietheater.org. Post-play discussions and access services (ASL-interpreted, audio-described and open-captioned performances) are available on select dates and by request.

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, Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.

Photo Credit: Dan Norman

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Ellen Lauren and cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Akiko Aizawa and cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Ellen Lauren

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Roshni Shukla and cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Akiko Aizawa, J. Ed Araiza, and Leon Ingulsrud

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Stephen Duff Webber and Barney Oa??Hanlon

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Cast

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Samuel Stricklen, J. Ed Araiza, Ellen Lauren, and Stephen Duff Webber

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BACCHAE at the Guthrie Theater
Ellen Lauren and Donnell E. Smith with Akiko Aizawa, Barney Oa??Hanlon and J. Ed Araiza



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