A Festival Offering to the Gods
Directed by Brian Rott & Jessi Miller
We invite you to partake in the revelry of the divine festival honoring Bacchus, the god of wine, fertility and ecstasy.
The gods will rumble on Mount Olympus, Socrates will be executed, the Cyclops will be blinded, nymphs will dance, and Medusa will wriggle--we also perform a satyr play.
This immersive theatrical event treats audiences to a "proper Bacchanalia" with an exotic score written and performed by world music artist Bill Webb, three courses of cuisine paired to fit each act, and all you can drink libations.
"Bacchanalia" is exploring archetypal questions of the sort that too much situational theater ignores:Why do we vigilantly monitor our primal urges?Why do men fear women? Do we need organized religion? And since we're all going to die, why are we so afraid to live? Or as Bacchus might say, why not eat, drink and be prodigiously merry while we still can?"
"This is the sort of thing one could expect to see in London, or Barcelona, but not Milwaukee...Surely the gods have smiled upon Quasimondo"