The Bacchae : Dunedin Fringe Festival

The Bacchae

An adaptation of Euripides' original Greek tragedy of power, gender, and morality, all through a unique Aotearoa perspective.

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Journey to the city of Thebes in the heart of ancient Greece, and follow Dionysus - the god of festivities, fertility, and wine - into confrontation with Pentheus, the latest in a long line of kings, and the first to oppose all that the god stands for. The collateral damage of their conflict drags in the king's innocent mother Agave, and the previous king Cadmus.

Sam Pretious is an emerging writer-director currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Otago. His previous work includes writing and directing an original one-act play, Lovestain, in February 2020 as part of the My Noisy Valentine event. In his Fringe Festival debut, he and his team weave together theatre, live music, and dance in a startling new adaptation of the mythic epic by Euripides, in partnership with the Dunedin City Library.

 

Fri
26
March
06:00PM
Sat
27
March
02:00PM
Sun
28
March
02:00PM

Price

$7.50 - $10.00

R16

Duration

45min

Venue

Dunedin City Library, Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

Level 4, 230 Moray Place Dunedin 9016

Theatre Dance Physical Theatre

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The Dunedin Fringe Festival is the world’s southernmost Fringe Festival. Initiated in 2000, Dunedin Fringe aims to bring experimental contemporary art to a wider audience and to support the work of emerging artists. Dunedin Fringe is an annual event which happens every March timed to coincide with other fringe festivals in New Zealand and Australia.

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Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust
PO Box 1331
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

03 477 3350