The dreamy Jonathan Groff returns to Shakespeare in the Park after his wonderful incarnation of sensitive hippie Claude in Hair last year, which he sadly did not reprise on Broadway. The actor, who is also known for playing a sensitive schoolboy in Spring Awakening, now tackles the sensitive deity turned party boy Dionysus in Euripides’ The Bacchae. The freshman-year-of-college-required-reading play involves the madness wrought by a desire-deprived society. JoAnne Akalaitis directs the production, which features original music by Philip Glass.
Tuesdays-Sundays, 8 p.m. Starts: Aug. 11. Continues through Aug. 30, 2009