Directed by David Stein
June 21 through July 6, 2003
This legendary play (one of Euripides' earliest) recounts the story of Pentheus, King of Thebes, who was brutally murdered by the followers of Dionysus—and by his very own mother, Agave—for not believing that Dionysus was really the son of Zeus. Faiths clashed as Dionysus et al. overtook the kingdom with a new religion—one that embraced nature and denounced worldly possessions.