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Thursdays

through Sep 27

8 pm

GETTY VILLA

Bacchae

Outdoor Classical Theater

Packed with striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and choral songs of great power and beauty, Bacchae endures as one of Euripides's greatest surviving works. Dionysus, the god of wine, ritual madness, fertility, and theater, arrives in disguise at his birthplace in Greece. As revenge for a personal slight, he begins to spread his cult among the people of Thebes. King Pentheus, fearing the ensuing disorder, imprisons him. This misguided attempt to thwart divine leads to catastrophe.  Details 

Fridays

through Sep 28

8 pm

GETTY VILLA

Bacchae

Outdoor Classical Theater

Packed with striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and choral songs of great power and beauty, Bacchae endures as one of Euripides's greatest surviving works. Dionysus, the god of wine, ritual madness, fertility, and theater, arrives in disguise at his birthplace in Greece. As revenge for a personal slight, he begins to spread his cult among the people of Thebes. King Pentheus, fearing the ensuing disorder, imprisons him. This misguided attempt to thwart divine leads to catastrophe.  Details 

Saturdays

through Sep 29

8 pm

GETTY VILLA

Bacchae

Outdoor Classical Theater

Packed with striking scenes, frenzied emotion, and choral songs of great power and beauty, Bacchae endures as one of Euripides's greatest surviving works. Dionysus, the god of wine, ritual madness, fertility, and theater, arrives in disguise at his birthplace in Greece. As revenge for a personal slight, he begins to spread his cult among the people of Thebes. King Pentheus, fearing the ensuing disorder, imprisons him. This misguided attempt to thwart divine leads to catastrophe.  Details 

Sunday

OCT 14

2 pm

GETTY CENTER

Leading Fluxus scholar Natilee Harren will use the Getty's extensive archives of Fluxus-related ephemera (including original scores) to...  Details 

Thursdays - Saturdays

Nov 8 - Nov 17

7:30 pm

GETTY VILLA

This new site-specific outdoor performance, created as a companion piece to the exhibition Underworld: Imagining the Afterlife, conjures...  Details