THE BACCHAE by Euripides

YAIR SHERMAN ENSEMBLE – ISRAEL

The award-winning Israeli director, Yair Sherman, presents Euripides’ Bacchae in a contemporary reading of the play, an exciting directing approach and a highly aesthetic artistic result, in the production that gave him the “Golden Porcupine – Director of the Year”, for 2016.

In Bacchae, one of the most complete and enigmatic plays of world dramaturgy, Dionysus is starring as a humanized god, penetrating as a new force to enforce his own worship. In a game of couplings and transformations, myth and history meet the poetic rebirth, while unexpectedly the tragic, the dramatic and the theatrical element coexist. God Dionysus abolishes the boundaries between people, social order, gender, age, and even the difference between human and divine qualities. The city that denies his existence will experience the power and dominance of God through a mysterious, dark and bloody nightmare.

▪ With Greek and English surtitles

photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
photo by Kfir Bolotin
  • Wednesday 26 July│Paphos Ancient Odeon
  • Friday 28 July│“Skali” Amphitheatre, Aglantzia

Translated by Aharon Shabtai
Directed by Yair Sherman
Composer: Eldad Lidor
Set Design: Adam Keller
Costumes: Rona Plotek
Light design: Nadav Barnea
Light adaptation/operator: Amir Castro
Sound operator: Naor Izsak

 

Cast:
Dionysus: Nadav Bossem
Teiresias: Uri Avrahami
Cadmus: Avi Pnini
Pentheus: Shai Egozi
Messenger: Ora Meirson
Second Messenger: Eyal Heyne Galli
Agave: Shiri Golan
Euripides: Nitzan Rotschild

Bacchae:
Zohar Meidan,
Aurelle Maor,
Michal Weinberg,
Ruth Dannon