The Festival of Dionysius!

March 12, 2010 12:50 pm Published by

In case anyone of you haven’t heard of this yet, Maria would like to make sure everyone knows about this. It probably gonna be awesome.
The Festival of Dionysius
March 13th, 20th, and 27th, at 7:00pm
Chicago Art Department – 1837 S Halsted

The International Bedlam Society and the Chicago Art Department come together to bring you three nights of bacchanalia to finish off your winter blues once and for all. This Spring Equinox festival will celebrate the coming season and the god of revelry with theatre, games, food, and drink!
Gods and Mortals mix at this interactive event hosted by the Son of Zeus himself. Become witness to the Secret Rites in this lush, verdant indoor atmosphere where wine, milk, and honey flow literally from the walls! Explore the darker side of your psyche and participate in the spectacle of the night! A little sparagmos never did anybody harm…
Each evening will feature different musical guests and an ensemble performance of eight Greek theatre favorites. Written and assembled by the International Bedlam Society, these scripts are pulled from the Ancient Festival of Dionysus and the Greek Masters–Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, and more. See your favorite stories; Zeus, Prometheus, Oedipus, Theseus, Hippolytus, Achilles, Orestes and Pentheus. Retold for the modern, ADD and television-soaked audience, these plays are bawdy, dark, and sharp.
Musicians starring for our opening night on the 13th is Kirtan with Amy and the Ananda Bliss Tribe!

Saturdays in March:
3/13, 3/20, 3/27
7:00pm: Opening musicians
8:00pm: Secret Rites
10:00pm: Closing musicians

$7 donation, $5 with costume!
Chicago Art Department
1837 S Halsted, Chicago IL 60608

Here is the official site and their info on Yelp.

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