The Guthrie presents SITI Company’s production of
translation by AARON POOCHIGIAN
directed by ANNE BOGART
created and performed by SITI COMPANY
February 29 – April 5, 2020
McGuire Proscenium Stage
A spellbinding Greek tragedy
In Euripides’ tale of hubris and tyranny, a disguised Dionysus descends on the city of Thebes to prove Zeus is his father and settle a score with his mortal adversary King Pentheus. His attempts to tear the people’s loyalties away from the king cause a frenzy of emotion that lands Dionysus in prison. But Pentheus’ misguided attempt to suppress the god’s influence tests his leadership and threatens to bring his family to ruin. With striking visuals and bewitching beauty, legendary director Anne Bogart gives this ancient tale a modern, razor-sharp edge.