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Santiago Canyon College Presents Greek Playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae


Show Runs From June 2-4 on SCC Campus

(Orange, CA) - Greek gods, family rivalry and revenge will be on full display in Santiago Canyon College (SCC) Theatre Department’s production of Nicholas Rudall’s translation of Greek playwright Euripides’ The Bacchae. The play opens on Friday, June 2 in Room D-121 on SCC’s campus, located at 8045 E. Chapman, Orange, CA, 92869.

The Bacchae begins as the Greek god Dionysus returns to his hometown Thebes hoping that the city will worship him as a god. However, his cousin Pentheus, who now rules Thebes, refuses to worship Dionysus. The play follows Dionysus as he plays out his vengeance on the city and the royal family.

Opening night is set for Friday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. with additional shows set for Saturday June 3 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the play are available for students, staff and seniors for $12, the general public for $15 and at the door prior to each show for $15 prior. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at the SCC Bookstore. This performance contains adult themes and is not recommended for children under 13.

"Working with these actors has been a truly rewarding experience-- watching them develop a love for the classical story and a relationship with each of the characters,” said The Bacchae director and SCC theatre instructor Kate Stone. “In acting, you talk about never judging your character, but instead, seeking to understand their perspective of the world, no matter how different it might be from your own.”

“These actors, throughout the rehearsal process, have brought a renewed perspective to the text, and have truly engaged with the world of these characters," she added.

Bacchae Cast:

​Robert Amador, Silverado Canyon

Kyle Slaton, Orange

Cynthia Garcia, Santa Ana

Everardo Landero, Santa Ana

Brad Stone, Newport Beach

Matthew Erwin

Aaron Rodriguez, Orange
Joshua Franco, Orange
Tyler Winn, Anaheim

The Chorus:
Stacey Wright, Irvine
Meagan McNeff, Anaheim
Lizeth DeLaLuz, Tustin
Hannah Burke, Orange
Lillian Bickley, Silverado Canyon

Kate Stone

Assistant Director
Adrian Davis

Stage Manager
Kaycee Turner, Corona

Technical Assistants
Justin Forsythe
Jacob Inzerillo

For more information about Santiago Canyon College Theatre Arts program, visit

About Santiago Canyon College

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and non-credit students each semester. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult—and senior—in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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