Directing: Dávid Paška
Stage and costumes: Miguel Carvalho Fernandes
Light: Ralf Sternberg
Music/Sounddesign: David Lipp, Moritz Ilmer, Safira Robens
Assistance: Safira Robens
Choreography: Fabiana Pastorini, Safira Robens
Stage-assistance: Moritz Ilmer


Dionysos Safira Robens / Pentheus Moritz Ilmer / Kadmos Paul Maledi Basonga /
Teiresias Julien Colombet / Agaue Annina Hunziker / Laikos Leonhard Hugger / Bote Felix Oitzinger
Die Bakchen Die Chorleiterin Katharina Rose / Tanzchor Luca Bonamore / Francesca Valeria Karmrodt / Sophia Mirwald / Konstantin Zilberberg
Die Frauen aus Theben Die Chorleiterin Nele Christoph / Tanzchor Aila Franken / Ines Maria Winklhofer / Olivia Scheucher / Musiker Miguel Carvalho / Fernandes Dali Nikolic

The Bacchae

«denn wir allein sind bei Verstand, die andern toll.»

The tragedy was written in 406 BC and is the last work of Euripides. An ambitious concept of society in the midst of its fundamental stagnation encounters an ensemble of wandering culture bearers under the protection of Dionysus. The place of the encounter - Thebes - is at the same time home to the mortal part of the Dionysian family, as well as to the marriage of Semele and Zeus. Dionysus returns to the ruins of his mother Semele's house to bring to the city what it lacks. Socio-political aspects of migrations and the dialogue of multifaceted truths of life lie here as openly on and between the lines as the search for liberation and truth. This need extends beyond family history and is at the same time, in this point already, marked by its stroke of fate. The characters of Thebes show their individual search for contact with the customs of strangers. Fears, imprints, hopes, visions and biographies seek to approach each other in the most diverse ways until everything is put together for the best.

The Bacchae is a collection of ever-relevant basic questions: What does home mean? Is culture essential for survival? What is democracy? What does rule mean? What is the universal right worth following? To what extent is this area linked to a recurring concept of God?
Historical contexts appear, which never lose their topicality due to Euripides' brilliant layout, as they illuminate the body of the concept of domination in its basic features.