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October 04–October 26, 2019

After The Bacchae by Euripides
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Choreography by Raja Feather Kelly
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz

University Theatre, 222 York Street

Sign Language interpreted performance: Saturday, 10/19 at 2PM.


Exiled to boarding schools for his entire life, Deon returns to his birthplace with a vengeance––luring the women of the town to the woods for a night of uninhibited partying. Meanwhile, a young reactionary with a big social media following condemns the debauchery and vows to restore order. Pulsing with a beat that is as dangerous as it is seductive, Girls is an electrifying contemporary spin on the classic Greek tragedy, The Bacchae, with a killer DJ, bumping dance music, and live-streaming video.

Girls contains coarse language and violence. Girls contains haze, fog, strobe lights, loud music, and gunfire (from a semi-automatic weapon and from pistols). Earplugs will be available. Please contact the Box Office at 203.432.1234 if you have questions about the themes or content of this production.

GIRLS: Meet Your Curator, Deon.

Girls: Meet Your Curator, Deon.

GIRLS: Sneak Peek! (Video)

GIRLS: Sneak Peek!

Girls Director Lileana Blain-Cruz Explains The Bacchae (in 48 seconds!) (Video)

Girls Director Lileana Blain-Cruz Explains The Bacchae  (in 48 seconds!)

GIRLS: Amelia, Ayesha, Gabby, Jeena, Jennifer, and Keren (Video)

GIRLS: Amelia, Ayesha, Gabby, Jeena, Jennifer, and Keren

The Artists

Creative Team

Raja Feather KellyRaja Feather Kelly


Cast Members