School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

2010/2011 Events

bacchae-thumbThe Bacchae


She’s more than an icon. She’s a way of life.

Diona is not just the next big thing. Her music, her philosophy, even her techno-gadgets…the sensation is almost spiritual. Once she and her entourage roll through, no city is ever the same. But in the quiet town of Canton, there’s a troubled history…and a score to settle.

Euripides’ haunting myth is re-imagined by playwright Aaron Caleb in a hypnotic, hyper-contemporary world of glittering enchantment.

March 22 – April 2, 2011

Tuesday – Saturday 8pm with Saturday Matinees 2pm

Special performance in honour of World Theatre Day: Thursday, March 24

Join our SAMC panel after this performance for Cut! Cue! Canvas! Collaborators in Conversation, looking at the art, music, and adaptation of The Bacchae and the interplay of these art forms onstage. Featuring Aaron Caleb (playwright and director), Katrina Grabowski (3rd year Visual Arts major and set designer), and Jef Gibbons (composer).


Starring Julie Casselman, Julia Church, Megan Couch, Mark Fleming, Brittany Gainer, Karyn Guenther, Jon Hollis, Lyndon Johnson, Shayna Jones, Daniele Neve, Thomas Nelson, Nicola Prigge, Sarah Ruth, Chris Simons, Danielle Spampinato, and Mackenzie West. Set design by Katrina Grabowski, lighting by Lauchlin Johnston, costumes by Barbara Gregusova, and original compositions by Jef Gibbons.

For tickets, click here.

Please note that the show incorporates loud music, strobe lights, and non-toxic fog effects.

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