The Bacchae

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Opened Jul 8, 2004
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Orgies, cross-dressing, and unbridled lust are all part of a day's work to the great Greek God of Wine and Revelry, Dionysus, in Cypreco of America's new translation of Euripides The Bacchae to tour Manhattan and Queens. This lusty adaptation which touches on humankind's battle with its' own vanity has free showings at over 15 venues including Bryant Park and the Cyprus Consulate. The plot centers on the arrival on earth of the God of physical freedom, Dionysus, who arrives in human form to bring his gospel to the people of the town of Thebes. He is met with opposition from their king, Pentheus, who captures and tortures him. His deed unleashes the superhuman priestesses of this God who wage war against the king and the men of Thebes. The graphically depicted war that ensues becomes a parable of today's own tense international climate. Performance Schedule: Thursday, July 8 at 6pm (refreshments will be served) The Cyprus Consulate 13 East 40th St. NYC (call for reservations) Saturday, July 9 at 2pm St. Agnes Library 444 Amsterdam Ave. NYC Tuesday, July 13 at 6pm Bloomingdale Library 150 W. 110th St. NYC Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30pm Jackson Heights Library 35-51, 81 St. Jackson Hts Queens Thursday, July 15 at 6:30pm Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Ave. NYC Saturday, July 17 at 2pm Epiphany Library 228 E. 23rd St., NYC Sunday, July 18 at 5pm Bohemian Hall 29-19 24 Ave., Astoria, Queens Monday, July 19 at 6:30pm Forest Hills Library 108-19 71 Ave. Forest Hills, Queens Wedneday, July 21 at 6:30pm Jefferson Market Library 425 Ave. of the Americas, NYC Thursday, July 22 at 6:30pm Mid-Manhattan Library 40th St & 5th Ave. NYC Saturday, July 24 at 2:30pm Broadway Library 40-20 Broadway, Astoria, Queens Thurday, July 29 at 6:30pm Muhlenberg Library 209 West 23rd St. NYC Saturday, July 31 at 2:30pm Riverside Library 127 Amsterdam Ave. NYC Wednesday, August 4 at 6:30pm Countee Cullen Library 104 W 136 St., NYC Thursday, August 5 at 6:30pm Chatham Square Library 33 East Broadway, NYC Saturday, August 7 at 2pm Flushing Library 41-17 Main St. Flushing, Queens Sunday, August 8 at 5pm The HBO SUMMER STAGE Bryant Park Sixth Avenue and 42nd St. NYC Special Benefit Show for CYPRECO of America's International Theatre Saturday, July 17 at 5pm SPACE AT 24 (Home of the New York Comedy Club) 241 East 24th Street