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New Play ”Raving Reason” inspired by the Bacchae by Euripides

Dec. 2, 2022 – 3, 7 – 8:30 pm, Dec. 2, 2022 – 4, 3 – 4:30 pm,

Eclipses Group Theater NY


Raving Reason

a new play written by Penny Fylaktaki in collaboration with Ioanna Katsarou

Part of the Rough Draft Festival of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens

Raving Reason is a new play inspired by Euripides’The Bacchae, in which the god Dionysus’ world of instinct and the senses clashes disastrously with the world of rationality. The play touches on a contemporary concern: how does our technology-enabled way of life affect our nature as human beings? What happens when there is disharmony between the rational and the natural? The play takes place in a dystopic near-future world in which climatic calamities and technological advances have caused the human senses to atrophy. The characters, addicted to technology and alienated from nature, struggle with a worldview that deifies rationality, technocracy and efficiency and vilifies intuition and feeling.

Part of the Rough Draft Festival of LaGuardia Performing Arts Center

Under the Auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in NY

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.

Dec 2, Fri: 7:00 pm

Dec 3, Sat: 7:00 pm

Dec 4, Sun: 3.00 pμ

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Mainstage Theater

31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101



Creative Team

Written by Penny Fylaktaki

Conceived and Developed by Ioanna Katsarou & Penny Fylaktaki

Directed by Ioanna Katsarou

Translated by Demetri Bonaros

Music composed by Peter Douskalis

Set & costumes by Marina Gkoumla

Stage Manager: Vasiliki Ioannou

Video by Polivios Serdaris

Assistant Stage Manager: Leda Koutsodaskalou





Demetri Bonaros
Anthoula Katsimatides
Rebecca Wood
Isaias Badilla
Chrysi Sylaidi
Luke Wilcox

Petrina Ampeire, Leda Koutsodaskalou, Kristina Siapkara, Manolis Ioannidis, Lazaros Theodorakopoulos


31-10 Thomson Ave. (enter on Van Dam St. & 47th Ave.)
Long Island City, 11101