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Date and Time

Thursday, Nov 11 - Sunday, 21, 2021

7:30 — 9:00 pm





Northeastern’s Theatre Department presents The Bacchae, an ancient Greek tragedy.

The Bacchae is a revenge tragedy – Dionysos, also known as Bacchus, God of Wine, Revelry and Theatre – avenges the honor of his mother, Semele. Her family did not recognize him as the fruit of her love for Zeus, nor his rank as a God. King Pentheus opposes the bacchic rites that challenge the social order he is so committed to uphold. His intransigence and pride prove to be his demise: we must honor the Gods, and remain as flexible as we can.

Directed by Department Chair, Antonio Ocampo-Guzman


The Bacchae, followers of Dionysos
Vidisha Agarwalla
Annaliese Fagan
Arielle Greenspan
Eva Guo
Abby Kesselman
Julia Lee
Ciara McAloon

Dionysos, also called Bromios and Bacchos: Ansh Kewalramani
Cadmus, founder of Thebes: Erin Solomon
Agaue, his daughter, and mother of Pentheus: Elise Piliponis
Pentheus, King of Thebes: Daniel Lutz
Teiresias, a blind prophet: Devon Whitney
Messenger, a shepherd: Grace Campbell
Soldiers, Pentheus’ guards: Isabelle Bushkov & Shira Lederman


Translation by Francis Blessington – Tenured Faculty

Adapted & Directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman – Tenured Faculty & Department Chair

Scenic Designer: Tori Rojo (’22) – Student

Costume Designer: Frances McSherry – FT Faculty

Assistant Costume Designer: Rachel Erwin (’23) – Student

Lighting Designer by Elmer Martinez – Guest Artist

Sound Designer by David Reiffel – Guest Artist

Movement Director Ilya Vidrin – FT Faculty

Assistant Movement Direct Shira Weiss – Student

Production Stage Manager Nico Fernandez – Student

Assistant Stage Manager Emma Isaacs – Student


For students: $5.00

For non-students: $10.00


This performance takes place in the STUDIO THEATRE.  It is located on the 2nd Level of Curry Student Center, next to Gallery 360.  Look for the Glowing Light Wall.