As part of the Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare Festival, Ironweed Productions journeys to the roots of Western Drama and into the haunting, darkly comic, and provocative world of Euripides' masterful Greek tragedy, The Bacchae.
Artistic Director Scott Harrison and Dmetrius Conley-Williams explore the razor's edge struggle for power and vengeance between Pentheus, king of Thebes, and the Greek god Dionysus in a staged reading of a series of electrifying scenes from the play. The actors are accompanied by steel pan drummer Alexis Corbin.
Audiences will remember Dmetrius Conley-Williams from his moving portrayal of Chutes&Ladders in our 2019 production of Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegría Hudes. Scott Harrison recently appeared in Ironweed's Back to the Studio: An Evening of Scenes from the Plays of Rebecca Gilman. Alexis Corbin is the Music Education Manager with Santa Fe Symphony. The Bacchae is translated by William Arrowsmith.
Power and Revenge: Two Actors Explore Euripides' The Bacchae runs one weekend only, Friday August 26th & Saturday August 27th, at 7:30pm.
And enjoy some Greek treats and Greek wine after each performance - Dionysus is after all the god of wine! This part of the evening was inspired by another recent event with Santa Fe Summer Shakespeare: Fine Dining in the Ancient World, co-produced by Suzanne Cross and Santa Fe Classic Theater. We are grateful to be collaborating with Suzanne on this to enhance the Greek experience for our audience.
Admission is free. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Reserve your tickets at this link or on our website.