BACCHAI

Stephanie Duncan '08 (Chorus Leader) and Sofia Rivkin-Haas '09 (Chorus). Photo: Miles Skorpen

The Department of Theater presents Euripides' BACCHAI, translated by Colin Teevan, on Friday, May 4th at 10pm, Saturday, May 5th at 10pm and Sunday, May 6th at 8pm in the Frear Ensemble Theater, LPAC.

Katie Van Winkle '07 directs this honors thesis production in collaboration with Lecoq-trained guest artist Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey. Lighting design by James P. Murphy. Costume design by Laila Swanson. Original music composed by the cast and performed on taiko, cello, saxophone and piano will be featured in this sensual, violent play exploring the brutal and transformative confrontation between Dionysus, god of wine, theatre, and chaos, and the mortal dictator Pentheus, champion of order and rationality. A reception with the cast and crew will follow each performance. Free and Open to the public without reservations. For more information, please call (610)957-6164 or email fleicht1@swarthmore.edu.

Emmanuelle Delpech-Ramey was classically trained at the Ecole Superieur d'Art Dramatique de la ville de Paris, and studied physical theatre at Ecole Jacques Lecoq. Besides her current U.S. work with Pig Iron Theatre Company, Emmanuelle has performed in Paris and throughout Europe in such productions as Lettres a Stalingrad (dir. by Laurent Terzieff). A former member of Pig Iron Theatre Company for eight years, Emmanuelle has been a performer and co-creator of such critically-acclaimed productions as Gentlemen Volunteers, Flop!, Hell Meets Henry Halfway, and James Joyce is Dead and So Is Paris, for which she won a Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. She performed in Interact Theatre's world premiere of Feast of the Flying Cow and other Stories of War and co-created and performed Madame Douce-Amere, a wordless duet at the 2005 Live Arts festival, which has been produced by 1812Productions for a month in October 2006. Emmanuelle has taught Clown at University of the Arts and organizes her own clown workshops in Philadelphia. She currently teaches a 2 semester-Lecoq techniques Class at Temple University.

Dates: May 4, 2007 - May 6, 2007
Times: Friday, May 4, 10pm
Saturday, May 5, 10pm
Sunday, May 6, 8pm