This drama is adapted from an ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae authored by the Athenian playwright Euripides.
Dionysus (God of Wine) intends to punish Pentheus (King of Thebes). So he allures souls of the women in Thebes one by one (including Pentheus’ mother Agave), and then arrives at Mount Cithaeron.
Pentheus is also fascinated and directed to the women’s carnival banquet on Mount Cithaeron. However, he is torn to pieces by the admirers. Delirious, Agave carries Pentheus’ head and leaves.
She wakes up only to find that her son is dead. At this time, she is aware that she has become a scapegoat..
Adaptation and Director: Tadashi Suzuki
Text based on The Bacchae by Euripides