Author: Euripide

Dionysos after The Bacchae
Repertoriu Teatrul de Stat Constanța, Spectacole TSC - "Festivalul Miturile Cetății"
Daniele Salvo
Assistant Director
Ana Maria Afteni
Ana Maria Afteni
Michele Ciacciofera
Daniele Gelsi
Original music
Marco Poda
Aquamicans/Paride Donatelli
One hour and 45 minutes
Not recommended for minors

DIONYSOS - Marius Bodochi; PENTHEUS - Andu Axente; CADMOS - Iulian Enache; TIRESIAS, GUARD - Marian Adochiței FIRST MESSENGER – Alexandru Medveghi; SECOND MESSENGER: Ionuț Rusu, AGAVE - Dana Trifan Enache; THE BACCHAE: Georgiana Mazilescu, Maria Lupu, Laura Iordan Adrian, Lana Moscaliuc, Mirela Pană, Cristina Oprean, Turchian Nasurla, Ana Maria Ștefan, Luiza Martinescu, Florina Stănculeț, Georgiana Rusu, Arina Cojocaru.


The Bacchae is considered to be not only the best tragedy written by Euripides, but one of the most valuable ever written in antiquity or modernity. Its particularity is that it introduces a collective character, the chorus of the Bacchae, and the god is no longer a distant presence, but the main character.

The tragedy is about the myth of King Pentheus of Thebe and his mother Agave, punished by the god Dionysus for denying him the quality of god, claiming that his mother, Semele, would not have conceived him with Zeus, as she claimed, but with a mortal.

Dionysus, cousin of Pentheus, comes to Thebe to introduce the Dionysian rites into the polis and to prove that he is really the son of Zeus. His revenge takes crazy proportions, Pentheus being eventually cannibalized by his own mother, in the Dionysian delirium of the Bacchae.

Dionysus is, in Greek mythology, the god of vegetation, fruit growing, wine, ecstasy and fertility, called Bacchus or Liber.