"The Persians" by Aeschylus

From 15 July to 16 July 2022 · EPIDAYROS

Venue Details


Epidavros Ancient Theater

Nayplioy - Epidayroy

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

Translated by Panagiotis Moullas
Directed by Dimitrs Karantzas
Dramaturgy collaboration: Geli Kalampaka
Set design: Cleo Boboti
Costume design: Ioanna Tsami
Movement: Tasos Karachalios
Music: George Poulios
Vocal coaching - Composition: Henri Kergomard
Assistant to the director: Marissa Farmaki
Assistant to the set designer: Filanthi Bougatsou

Cast: Reni Pittaki, Christos Loulis, Giorgos Gallos, Michalis Ikonomou, Yannis Klinis, Alexia Kaltsiki, Theodora Tzimou, Aeneas Tsamatis, Ilias Moulas, Manos Petrakis, Tasos Karachalios, Vasilis Panagiotopoulos et al.

Co-production: Athens Epidaurus Festival – “To Theatro” – 2023 EΛEVΣIS European Capital of Culture.

With Greek and English surtitles.

As part of the Athens & Epidaurus Festival 2022. Translated by Panagiotis Moullas. Directed by Dimitrs Karantzas. Cast: Reni Pittaki, Christos Loulis, Giorgos Gallos, Michalis Ikonomou.

Ticket Details

VIP 70€ • Zone Α΄ 55€ • Zone Β΄ 40€/ Students/ 65+ 35€ • persons with disabilities 5€ • Upper tier 30€, 20€, 15€, 12€

Audiences who have purchased concessions must show supporting documents upon admission. Otherwise, admission will not be allowed.


From 15 July to 16 July 2022