Dionysus Was Such A Nice Man
a world premiere by Kate Tarker
directed by Dominique Serrand
April 23, 2019May 12, 2019

Eat Drink and be Merry, for tomorrow we self-destruct.

When a family of shepherds in the suburbs of Corinth learn their adopted son Oedipus has ascended the throne of Thebes, they plan a bender to end all benders. But who’s on cleanup after the party’s over? Equal parts irreverent comedy and emotional journey into family dysfunction; this World Premiere commissioned for Wilma’s HotHouse Company examines with horror and humor the lasting effects of personal trauma.


Anything that can be laughed at should be taken seriously, and vice versa.” – Kate Tarker, playwright

 

Jessica Rizzo from ArtBlog sits down with playwright Kate Tarker to talk Dionysus. LISTEN HERE

Cast

Ross Beschler • Jaimie
Taysha Marie Canales • Alcinoe
Keith J. Conallen • Oedipus
Melanye Finister • Merope
Matteo Scammell • Messenger
Luverne Seifert • Polybus

Production Team

Dominique Serrand • Director
Kate Tarker • Playwright