Friday, Feb 17, 2017 


The Arts

The Oppositionists

Bakkhi play explores Grecian history March 9-19
UFV Theatre, Chilliwack



entheus, the unyielding King of Thebes has banned the ritualistic worship of the Greek God Dionysus. Dionysus appears in human form to entreat Pentheus to stop oppressing his followers.


When Pentheus refuses his request, Dionysus possesses his mind and compels him to seek out the Bakkhai’s sacred ceremonies in the hills above Thebes. Euripides’ electrifying tragedy is a struggle to the death between freedom and restraint, the rational and the irrational, man and god.

Bakkhai will be the final performance to take place in the UFV performance theatre, following the official announcement by the University that the Theatre Department will be moving to Abbotsford this Fall.


Tickets: $15.00
Students/Seniors: $10.00

Buy tickets here.


The collaborative Direction and Design by Raina von Waldenburg and Parjad Sharifi integrates modern and classical elements such as physical theatre and digital projections.

Student Assistant Director: Reilly Ellis

The cast features Delaney Bergstrom and Stephen Bowman as Dionysus, Erich Petkau as Pentheus, Natasha Purnell as Agave, Des Hale as Kadmos/Hersman and Eli Moores as Teirsesias/Guard/Servant.

Bakkhai (Greek Chorus): Brad Bishop, James Sloggett, Daniel Houston-McMillan, Trudy-Bridgette Smith, Makailla Palliyaguru, Emily Eggert-Botkin


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