BAKKHAI by Euripides, a New Version by Anne Carson, Thursday-Saturday, April 27-29, 7:30 p.m., Theatre 14, Mendenhall
Directed by Emma Laube '17, this play a powerful new translation of the Greek classic by award-winning classics scholar, poet, and writer Anne Carson. Pentheus has banned the wild, ritualistic worship of the god Dionysos. A stranger arrives to persuade him to change his mind. Euripides' electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, human and god. Featuring new music by Clifton J. Noble. $10 General, $5 Students/Seniors. Free for Smith students. Tickets available at 413-585-3220 or http://www.smith.edu/smitharts. Continues April 27-29.