The Bakkhai

(A Rock Musical)

By Euripides
Translation by Robert Bagg
Music by Joe Payne

The University of Utah Classical Greek Theatre Festival
Produced by James Svendsen

Directed by L. L. West
Choregraphed by Darlene Casanova
Costume Design by Brenda Van der Weil
Set Design by Joe Payne
Sound Engineer Tom McCosh
Hair and Makeup by Rachel Zimmerman

The 2009 production of Euripides’ mysterious tragedy is a juxtaposition of the ancient and the modern. Under the direction of Larry West, with a bold translation by Robert Bagg and original music by Joe Payne, the Classical Greek Theatre Festival presents Dionysus as a superstar and the chorus as crazed fans.

Music © copyright 2009 by Joe Payne

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The Bakkhai Web Video

Opener - I'm Back

A Prayer - Finale

Photos by Amanda French