Dionysus (or Bacchus) “the raucous god of theatre and inebriation" wants to visit the Underworld and see once more his favorite playwright, the deceased Euripides. Accompanied by his slave Xanthius on a donkey and bearing much baggage, Dionysus first consults Herakles and then departs, alive, down into Hades. The pair cross the River Styx with the hellish boatman Charon, where they are mocked by a chorus of frogs, and eventually become embroiled in an infernal rivalry between Euripides and the recently dead Aeschylus. Dionysus is called upon to judge which was the better playwright and thus entitled to dine posthumously at Pluto's table.
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters