Pitt State Theatre

Pitt State Theatre: The Bacchae

Tickets go on sale October 1
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Discounted tickets for PSU students, faculty, and staff are available, with valid PSU ID, purchased and picked up in person, at PSU Ticket Office in Room 137 of the Garfield Weede Building.

Event information

October 22, 7:30 PM – October 25, 9:00 PM

Presented By: PSU Communication Department

Location: Online

Event details

Pitt State Theatre will produce a centuries-old play, “The Bacchae,” in a new and innovative way amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: virtually, with patrons receiving a log-in code rather than a paper ticket. 

The tragedy is considered to be one of ancient Greek playwright Euripides’ best works and one of the greatest of all Greek tragedies. Written as early as 410 BCE, it is based on the myth of King Pentheus of Thebes and his mother, Agave, who are punished by the god Dionysus (also known to the Greeks as Bacchus) for refusing to worship him. 

It’s directed by Linden Little, with costuming by Lisa Quinteros, with minimal staging with elements of a reader’s theatre. It will be recorded by Department of Communication Media Production students in the Dotty and Bill Miller Theatre in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts, then made available for viewing from Oct. 22-25 at Vimeo.com/pittstate. 

Ticket codes may be purchased at the PSU Ticket Office, Room 137 in the Garfield Weede Building, for $6 for the general public. Tickets are free to students, faculty, and staff with a valid PSU photo ID. Ticket sales will begin later this fall.

Contact information

Megan Westhoff