The young god Dionysus is mad as hell and not going to take it anymore. He's on a rampage and the city of Thebes is his ground zero. Its proud, rational king Pentheus refuses to worship this interloper, this minor god newly arrived from Asia, whose celebrants lose themselves in wine-induced, sex-charged revelry. The citizens have mocked the god's mother, Pentheus's aunt, refusing to believe that great Zeus deigned to seduce her and leave her pregnant. Entreating the god to show himself to her in his elemental form, poor Semele is charred to ash by Zeus's searing flash of light. Semele's pride and vanity drove her mad, the Thebans sneer. Dionysus won't stand for this wanton disrespect. There's hell to pay. So begins... More >>>