The Bacchae
By Raoul Schrott, based on "The Bacchae" by Euripides
Performed in German

A new wind is blowing in Thebes: King Pentheus has issued in a new progressive social order founded on justice and freedom. When Dionysus and his female entourage, the Bacchae, invade Thebes, a fierce battle ensues. All attempts to restore the order are lost when Pentheusʼ mother Agave also falls under Dionysus’ spell.

Known for successful productions such as Dürrenmatt’ "Romulus der Große" and Camusʼ "Die Pest", Sebastian Sommer now returns to Wiesbaden to bring an imposing new version of this classic work – complete with chorus and live music – to the stage.


Director Sebastian Sommer
Stage Design Philip Rubner, Alexander Grüner
Costume Design Wicke Naujoks
Co-Costume Designer Josephine Berger
Video Astrid Gleichmann
Music Jan Brauer, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Choir Esmeralda Conde Ruiz
Dramaturgy Marie Johannsen
Learning & Participation Luisa Schumacher
Dionysus Sybille Weiser
Pentheus Matze Vogel
Tiresias Noah L. Perktold
Cadmus Benjamin Krämer-Jenster
Agave Marie Luisa Kerkhoff
Slave / Shepherd / Soldier Felix Strüven
Choir Statisterie


PremiereKleines Haus19:30