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“Bakkhai”: U-M Residential College Players.:

Nov. 11 & 12. William McClelland directs fellow RC students in celebrated Canadian poet (and former U-M classics professor) Anne Carson’s 2017 translation of Euripides’ classical tragedy The Bacchae. It tells of the catastrophe that results when King Pentheus bans the worship of a new god, Dionysus, in his city. The young god leads all the women of Thebes to the mountains to frolic and dance with wild animals, and is avenged when his followers (including Pentheus's own mother) tear the young king to pieces. 8 p.m., RC Keene Auditorium, East Quad, 701 East University. $5 admission. 647–4354.

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