Dionysus in 69 - photo by Bret Brookshire

Dionysus in 69

Co-directed by Madge Darlington and Shawn Sides

a re-enactment of The Performance Group’s legendary 1968 adaptation of The Bacchae as staged by Richard Schechner and filmed by Brian De Palma

Dionysus in 69 launched Rude Mechs’ new Contemporary Classics Series

Production History
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About Contemporary Classics

Dionysus in 69 is the first in a series of Rude Mechs re-enactments of significant, experimental performances from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s that radically influenced the work of contemporary performance artists, dancers, and theatre makers. Because all performances are ephemeral, and avant-garde performances even more so, most people never experience these germinal works. As we succeed in garnering financial support for the Contemporary Classics Series, Rude Mechs will remount these productions as closely as possible to the originals.