Our mission is to introduce student actors, directors and audiences to the world of serious theatre; to inspire them with the possibilities of theatre as an agent of change; to engage and challenge audiences with edgy, relevant theatre that ranges from the classics to new works.
The Bacchus Players typically mounts two major productions each year -- an evening of one-acts plays directed by students, and a major production directed by students, faculty and/or student alumni. Past productions have included works by William Shakespeare (A Midsummer Nights Dream; Macbeth; The Merchant of Venice, and Arden of Faversham); Sophocles (Antigone; Oedipus Rex); Orestes by Euripides; Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author; The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh; and Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus. Student-directed productions have included Arsenic and Old Lace (dir. Julia Murphy-Buske); The Glass Menagerie (dir. Ashley Latour); The Cripple of Inishmaan (dir. Miranda Abrams); and A Midsummer Night's Dream (dir. Christina Furino).
Many Bacchus Players alumni have gone on to study drama at theatre schools across the country.
Founded in October 1999, when director Samer Al Saber mounted an acclaimed production of Departures and Arrivals by Carol Shields, The Bacchus Players has since enjoyed many years of successful and continuous productions.