PHOTO CALL: De Shields, Mackie and Groff Headline Public's The Bacchae

News   PHOTO CALL: De Shields, Mackie and Groff Headline Public's The Bacchae André De Shields, Anthony Mackie and Jonathan Groff head the cast of JoAnne Akalaitis' Public Theater staging of The Bacchae, which is currently playing the Delacorte Theater.

The new outdoor production of the Greek tragedy, "about what happens when a government attempts to outlaw desire," as show notes describe, features a choral score by Philip Glass. The ensemble also features April Armstrong, George Bartenieff, Sullivan Corey, Marisa Echeverría, Tara Hugo, Jennifer Ikeda, Karen Kandel, Jennifer Nikki Kidwell, Alexa Kryzaniwsky, Vella Lovell, Joan MacIntosh, Nana Mensah, Steven Rishard, Ereni Sevasti, Elena Shaddow, Rocco Sisto and Han Tang.

Here is a first look at the production:

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For more information, visit publictheater.org.


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