god's return to Thebes (or Akron in their production) and the tragic outcome for Pentheus and his mother Agave. The incredibly colorful production utilized dance and movement as well as songs, chanting and beautiful flowing costumes to tell the story in a more modern way.
"It was really awesome and abstract and showed the true meaning of Dionysus," Tori said. "Not only was the action going on onstage, but it brought the whole audience in and created a Dionysian bubble."
Brett enjoyed the show as well.
"The Bacchae really did an excellent job of drawing out the dichotomy of Apollo and Dionysus," he said. "At the same time, they didn't oversimplify it. You could see that human nature requires both elements."
The production ended with a fantastic curtain call, with the cast dancing and celebrating to a rhythmic song, which even persuaded some of the audience to get up out of their seats and start dancing.
Our night ended with another casual gathering in our hotel room. Everyone shared a story, some silly, some serious, and we shared our thoughts about ourselves and each other during what we dubbed "Honesty Hour." I said it before, and I will say it again. Amidst all of the workshops, shows and gatherings, there is nothing better about festival than developing some incredible friendships.
Mary/Tori/Makeda/Brooke Starbucks count: 20
(We may or may not be harboring an addiction...)
Check out tomorrow's post - featuring a recap from Tuesday including a review of Lisa Dunham's THE WALLS and pictures from the costume parade!
A fun shot from Emily and Tori rehearsing their Irene Ryan preliminary round scene.
Brooke, myself, Tori and Makeda having some roommate fun.
Freddy catching some air in the hotel.
Photo Credits: BWW-Staff, Makeda Loney, Tori Lanzillo