The Bacchae Begins Performances In Central Park Tonight

Jonathan GroffThe Greek tragedy The Bacchae starts performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park this evening. The production, directed by Joanne Akalaitis and featuring music by Philip Glass, is the second and final installment of the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park summer season. The Bacchae will have a shorter run than the Public’s previous production, the star-studded Twelfth Night, playing just under three weeks from August 11-30. The Euripides play stars Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening) as Dionysus and Anthony Mackie as Pentheus. Tickets to the production are absolutely free and are distributed each day at 1pm at the Delacorte. If you are unable to get out of work to join the line in the morning, there is also a cancellation line in the evening.

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Carly graduated University Of Toronto, Theatre and Performance program. She has written for various publications including art-speaks, Pembroke Daily Observer, Toronto Star - Performing Arts Section, The Canadian Post and more recently the Village Voice and the New York Daily News. As a member of the Barrow Group, an award-winning Off-Broadway theatre company and performing arts school, her specialties include performance stage production and talent casting.