THEATER

"The Persians" by Aeschylus at Open Theater of Old Olive Mill

From 30 July to 31 July 2022 · ATHENS

Venue Details

Eleysina

Former Olive Oil Factory of Elefsina

Paralia Eleysinas (Kanellopoyloy kai Dragoymi)

Aeschylus’ Persians directed by Dimitris Karantzas are coming to the Open Theater of Old Olive Mill, with the participation of 40 volunteers from Elefsina and the surrounding area, on Saturday 30 and Sunday July 31. A co-production of the 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture, the Athens Epidaurus Festival and the “To Theatro” Company.

The Persians as a tragedy of humanity, a micro-system reflecting on issues of existence and co- existence which have remained unresolved over the centuries. Boasting a stellar cast, Dimitris Karantzas’ production raises crucial questions: What constitutes “society”? And what about the equal inclusion of all citizens? What is signified by a persistent attachment to power or by the need of believing to a guide, human or divine, amid a ravaged world? Different sections of the ancient theatre, the coilon and the orchestra, come together to “participate” in a public debate about the difficulty in conceding defeat and the awkwardness of moving on. Volunteers will gradually enter the theatre, seeking to pick up the thread of their existence

With Greek and English surtitles

Contributors:
Translated by Panagiotis Moullas
Directed by Dimitris Karantzas
Adapted by Dimitris Karantzas – Geli Kalampaka
Dramaturgy collaboration Geli Kalampaka
Set design Cleo Boboti
Lighting design Dimitris Kasimatis
Costume design Ioanna Tsami
Movement Tasos Karachalios
Musical composition – Live performance George Poulios
Sound engineer Themistoklis Pantelopoulos
Vocal coaching – Composition Henri Kergomard
Assistant to the director Marissa Farmaki
Assistant to the set designer Filanthi Bougatsou
Assistant to the costume designer Ifigenia Daoudaki

Cast: Reni Pittaki, Christos Loulis, Giorgos Gallos, Michalis Ikonomou, Yannis Klinis, Alexia Kaltsiki, George Poulios, Theodora Tzimou, Aeneas Tsamatis, Ilias Moulas, Manos Petrakis, Tasos Karachalios, Vasilis Panagiotopoulos, George Poulios
Featuring 40 citizens from Elefsina and the surrounding area

Co-production 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture – Athens Epidaurus Festival – “To Theatro” Directed by Dimitris Karantzas. Cast: Reni Pittaki, Christos Loulis, Giorgos Gallos, Michalis Ikonomou, Yannis Klinis, Alexia Kaltsiki and more.

Ticket Details

Tickets: 20€, 15€ (students, unemployed, chlildren 6-12 years old)

Tickets presale: aefestival.gr, viva.gr & public.gr

When

From 30 July to 31 July 2022
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