Written and Directed by Brian Rott and Jessi Miller
The Quasimondo, Milwaukee Physical Theatre, invites you to partake in the revelry of the divine festival honoring the Roman God Bacchus, the enigmatic god of wine, fertility and ecstasy.
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. A banquet of appetizers will be offered as an opportunity to indulge in this panoply of history and culture!
Original Score by: Bill Webb
Costume Design: Amanda Tollefson
Set Design: Kyle Tikovitsch
Mask Design: Katie Jesse
Prop Design: Chase Vreeland
Culinary Design and Chef: Sarah Ann Mellstrom
Poster Art: David Hohenstein & Andrew Parchman
Choreagraphed by: Simon Andreas Eichinger, Liz Faraglia, Chris MacGregor, Jessi Miller, Jenni Reinke and Brian Rott.
Bill Webb: keyboard, many flutesThomas Nezario Chickpezio: oud, percussion
Ben Yela: acoustic guitar, ukelele
Sarah Mellstom: vocals
Paul Bentz, ARISTOTLE, CYCLOPS, CHARON, NEWTON
Thomas Nezario Chickpezio, ACTAEON, MARSYAS
Mika Chenault, SEMELE, DAPHNE
Michael Davis, SOCRATES, ZEUS, DESCARTES
Olivia Gonzales, APHRODITE, MEDUSA, AMICI #1
Michael Guthrie, DIOGENES, THESEUS, ODYSSEUS, PERSEUS, HERCULES, SAINT AUGUSTINE, MARX
Jeff Kriesel, EPICURUS, ORION, PAN, NIETZCHE
Brooke Maroldi, HERA, JUDGE
Jessi Miller, PERSEPHONE, QUEEN PASIPHAE, SHEEP, CALLISTO, 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
Bill Webb, SILENUS
Gina Weber, ARIADNE, SALMACIS, AMICI #2,
Michael Weiss, PYTHAGORAS, TIRESIUS, ARTAUD, SAILOR
Ben Yela, APOLLO, PENTHEUS, ALEXANDER, JESUS
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