Party time! The god Dionysus whips up his Bacchantes. Beats boom from the boxes. Ecstasy! Until everything goes off the rails. Le Mouton Noir, a young company formed by Scarlet Tummers and Khadija El Kharraz Alami, have now worked with Bas Zemering and Evgenia Brendes to make a contemporary adaptation of Euripides’ The Bacchantes. They ask questions about our fear of strangeness, of the stranger, of the outsider, the migrant, the fortune-seeker, of… today’s black sheep.

Concept and script le Mouton Noir | performance Evgenia Brendes, Khadija El Kharraz Alami, Scarlet Tummers, Bas Zemering | design Rosa Schützendorf | coproduction by C-mine, De Brakke Grond (NL), Kunstenwerkplaats Pianofabriek, d e t h e a t e r m a k e r, Productiehuis Rotterdam (NL), deBuren and Via Zuid | with support from Janivo Stichting, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (NL) | tutors Lotte van den Berg, Jeroen De Man, Frank Vercruyssen

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