From the team behind 2015’s hit community production Lysistrata comes Bakkhai, a fresh take on Euripides’ 2500-year-old Greek tragedy.
Bakkhai tells the story of Dionysos as he returns to Thebes, the city that disowned him at birth. Dionysos is the god of wine and a force of nature, who comes bearing a grudge and heralding change. Pentheos, ruler of Thebes, is determined to resist Dionysos, but isn’t prepared for the Bakkhai, a cult of wild and strange women that accompany their god.
Vahri McKenzie leads a creative team of locals who have reimagined the legend in the South West. This collaboration has created a body of work including costumes, masks, sculpture, painting and animations. A community ensemble of performers brings to life the original text, music and choreography commissioned for the show.
This production was made possible with the help of the Government’s Royalties for Regions Program, as well as generous support from South 32, the City of Bunbury and Lotterywest.
Bakkhai will play for one weekend only, with three performances from 15 June to 16 June. Tickets are available now from bunburyentertainment.com or by calling the the Box Office on 1300 661 272.