Show Runs From June 2-4 on SCC Campus
(Orange, CA)—Greek gods, family rivalry and revenge will be on full display in Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Theatre Department’s production of Nicholas Rudall’s translation of Greek playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae. The play opens onFriday, June 2 in Room D-121 on SCC’s campus, located at 8045 E. Chapman, Orange, CA, 92869.
The Bacchae begins as the Greek god Dionysus returns to his hometown Thebes hoping that the city will worship him as a god. However, his cousin Pentheus, who now rules Thebes, refuses to worship Dionysus. The play follows Dionysus as he plays out his vengeance on the city and the royal family.
Opening night is set for Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows set for Saturday June 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the play are available for students, staff and seniors for $12, the general public for $15 and at the door prior to each show for $15 prior. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at the SCC Bookstore. This performance contains adult themes and is not recommended for children under 13.
"Working with these actors has been a truly rewarding experience-- watching them develop a love for the classical story and a relationship with each of the characters,” said The Bacchae director and SCC theatre instructor Kate Stone. “In acting, you talk about never judging your character, but instead, seeking to understand their perspective of the world, no matter how different it might be from your own.”
“These actors, throughout the rehearsal process, have brought a renewed perspective to the text, and have truly engaged with the world of these characters," she added.
Dionysus: Robert Amador, Silverado Canyon
Pentheus: Kyle Slaton, Orange
Agave: Cynthia Garcia, Santa Ana
Tiresias: Everardo Landero, Santa Ana
Cadmus: Brad Stone, Newport Beach
Herdsman: Matthew Erwin
Aaron Rodriguez, Orange
Joshua Franco, Orange
Tyler Winn, Anaheim
Stacey Wright, Irvine
Meagan McNeff, Anaheim
Lizeth DeLaLuz, Tustin
Hannah Burke, Orange
Lillian Bickley, Silverado Canyon
Kaycee Turner, Corona
For more information about Santiago Canyon College Theatre Arts program, visit www.sccollege.edu/Departments/PerformingArts.
About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and non-credit students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult—and senior—in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Visit http://www.sccollege.edu to learn more.