The Bacchae, 1997 – Production Credits

Since its ten-week Los Angeles run at the Complex in the summer of 1997, Lorenda Starfelt’s acclaimed production of Euripides’ The Bacchae, under the direction of Brad Mays, has been the subject of much discussion and general interest. Over the years, Mays’ official website has been deluged with requests for VHS and DVD videos. Then, in the fall of 2009, Mays was approached by television producer Annie Wong to appear in a thirteen part series to be aired by PBS, Invitation To World Literature, to discuss Euripides’ The Bacchae, along with actor Alan Cumming, Nobel Award-Winning playwright Wole Soyinka, and theatre scholar and stage director Richard Schechner. It stands to reason that interest in the Lorenda Starfelt / Brad Mays production is only going to increase with the 2010 airing of the series, and for that reason we have created this website so that a full, uncensored video presentation can at last be seen.

Nominated for three LA Weekly Theatre Awards: Direction, Original Musical Score, and Production Design.

Click here to see Brad Mays in “Invitation To World Literature – The Bacchae” at Annenberg Media Video on Demand


Stage Production, Los Angeles, 1997

by Euripides

produced by
Lorenda Starfelt

directed by
Brad Mays

movement scoring by
Kim A. Weild

original musical score by
Peter Girard

production stage manager
Leslie Ann Kent

Richard Werner * Lynn Odell * TJ Ryan

Phillip C. Curry * Critt Davis * Robert Brewer

Michael Franklin * Darrin O’Connor * Todd Erickson

as the Holy Bacchae:

Deborah Ayers
* Amy Arnelle * Dorie Barton * Tina Van Berckelaer * Lauren Bergen * Gwen Brownson * Rebecca Dashow * Bernadette Duffy * Leanne Fonteyn * Cristin Hill * Carmel Morgan * Kennon Raines * Ramona Reeves * Andrea Ruth * T.C. Smith * Lorenda Starfelt * Tracey Telshaw * Michelle Walden * Catherine Yurkovich

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