QUASIMONDO Season II
Bacchanalia @ The Villa Terrace
Written and Directed by Brian Rott and Jessi Miller
Back by popular demand, The Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theatre & The Villa Terrace Museum are proud to invite you to partake in the revelry of the divine festival honoring the Roman God Bacchus, the enigmatic god of wine, fertility and ecstasy. Bacchanalia is back!
Generous use of dance, live music, poetry, cuisine and libations will envelope audiences in the sensuality and pleasure of this primal, mystical festival. Ancient ritual, myth, philosophy and the origins of theatre are explored through the work of local choreographers and musicians.
The gods will rumble on Mount Olympus, Socrates will be executed, the Cyclops will be blinded, satyrs will dance, and Medusa will wriggle. This exciting and cathartic Quasimondo original has something for any pallette, including a banquet of appetizers provided by Glorioso's. If you missed our world premiere last April, the season is now to indulge in our panoply of history and culture!
Warning: Mature content. May not be suitable for audiences under the age of 15.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd @ 6PM*
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd @ 7PM
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th @ 7PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th @ 7PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1st @ 7PM
TICKETS: GENERAL ADMISSION: $25, STUDENT/ARTIST: $20
*OPENING NIGHT GALA: $45/$45
Purchase tickets now at:
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
For more information on the Villa Terrace go to:
VIDEO TRAILERS DIRECTED, FILMED, & EDITED COURTESY OF BROOKE MAROLDI, MAGPIE MEDIA, INC., & QUASI-TV.
*Opening Night "Gods and Goddesses Gala"
Opening night is on the Autumnal Equinox, Sunday, September 22 and features a Mt. Olympus Gods and Goddesses party following the production. Come celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at this costume party with hors d’oeuvres by Gloriosos, music by The Elementals, and cash bar. $45.00 includes the play opening night, $40 for those wearing their best toga or god/goddess costume. Come and see a Greek play the way it should be seen, in a toga.
Prepare your toga!
Make Greek Goddess Costume or Toga
How to make a toga with a bed sheet
PRESS for BACCHANALIA
9/24/13 "Quasimondo blends myth, humanity, lakeside setting in 'Bacchanalia"
By Mike Fischer, JSOnline
9/21/2013 "Return of the Gods: Quasimondo Revives Bacchanalia"
By Jeff Grygny, Third Coast Digest
4/30/13 "Toga Party: Quasimondo's cornucopian Bacchanalia"
By Jeff Grygny, Milwaukee Theatre Examiner
4/18/13 "Greek classics, Quasimondo style"
By Danielle McClune, Third Coast Digest
Original Score by: Bill Webb
Costume Design: Amanda Tollefson
Mask Design: Katie Jesse
Prop Design: Chase Vreeland
Poster Art: Andrew Parchman
Choreagraphed by: Simon Andreas Eichinger, Liz Faraglia, Chris MacGregor, Jessi Miller, Jenni Reinke and Brian Rott.
Bill Webb: keyboard, many flutes
Thomas Nezario Chickpezio: oud, percussion
Ben Yela: acoustic guitar, ukelele
Sarah Mellstom: vocals
Josh Bryan, ARISTOTLE, CYCLOPS, CHARON, NEWTON
Thomas Nezario Chickpezio, ACTAEON, MARSYAS
Emily Craig, MEDUSA, APHRODITE
Michael Davis, SOCRATES, ZEUS, DESCARTES
Michael Guthrie, DIOGENES, THESEUS, SAINT AUGUSTINE, MARX
Jeff Kriesel, EPICURUS, ORION, PAN, NIETZCHE
Brooke Maroldi, HERA, JUDGE
Jessi Miller, PERSEPHONE, QUEEN PASIPHAE, PRIAPUS
Sarah Ann Mellstrom, DEMETER, HERMAPHRODITUS
Andrew Parchman, HADES, CADMUS, THESPIS, FAUN
Jenni Reinke, ARTEMIS, CEREBUS
Brian Rott, BACCHUS, MINOTAUR, KING MINOS
Kirk Thomsen, PLATO, HERMES, SCHOPENHAUER
Michael Weiss, PYTHAGORAS, TIRESIUS, ARTAUD, SAILOR
Ben Yela, APOLLO, PENTHEUS, ALEXANDER, JESUS,
Ashley Milewski, ARIADNE
Sarah Ginger Seefeldt, SEMELE, DAPHNE
Jessi Miller: From Goat to Goddess:
MEDUSA: The Method to the Madness