What is it about stories from the ancient world that attracts contemporary dramatists?

One person well-placed to address that question is 37-year-old Japanese theater director Kunio Sugihara, whose production of the 10-hour trilogy, “Kunio 15 The Greeks” — divided into three plays subtitled “The War,” “The Murders” and “The Gods” — opens Nov. 21 at Kanagawa Arts Theatre in Yokohama.

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