Dimitris Karantzas

The Persians
by Aeschylus

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

30 & 31 July (Eleusis)