New York City
Pentheus, the leader of Thebes, is up for reelection. Dionysus, the leader of the Maenads, is looking for a place for his people to call home. When Dionysus and his followers set up camp on The Mountain outside of Thebes, Pentheus’s firm grip on the city begins to unravel. Told through the experiences of six women working in Pentheus’s campaign office, Civility! smashes together Euripides’s original characters with brand new ones, creating a visceral, fast-paced story about power, control, and the question: how do we live together?