Due to the ongoing pandemic, all performance dates are subject to change
National Theatre of Greece - Dimitris Lignades
The Persians (472 BC) is both the oldest surviving ancient drama and a historical document about the most significant armed conflict during the second Persian invasion of Greece: the Battle of Salamis. Aeschylus’ tragedy focuses on one of the most influential battles in the history of the humanity – a battle in which Aeschylus himself fought.
Without boasts and exultation, respectful of the pain of the defeated side, Aeschylus celebrates individual freedom, juxtaposing democratic ideals with despotism and blind allegiance to power. Those who are guided by prudence emerge victorious, whereas those who are guided by arrogance, cross the line and offend gods and humans with their vanity end up being punished by the mechanism of justice.
Translated by Th. K. Stefanopoulos
Directed by Dimitris Lignadis
Set and costume design: Eva Nathena
Music: Giorgos Poulios
Movement: Konstantinos Rigos
Lighting design: Christina Thanasoula
Cast (in alphabetical order): Vasilis Athanasopoulos, Konstantinos Gavalas, Lydia Koniordou, Anastasis Laoulakos, Alkiviadis Maggonas, Laertis Malkotsis, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Argyris Pantazaras, Giannos Perlengas, Giannis Vogiatzis, Argyris Xafis
As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2020. Directed by Dimitris Lignadis. Cast: Vasilis Athanasopoulos, Konstantinos Gavalas, Lydia Koniordou, Anastasis Laoulakos and more
To be announced.