The Persians

2013-2014 National Theatre of Northern Greece
The Persians - Aeschylus
Opening: Theatro Dassous, 16/07/2014

The anti-military play by Aeschylus is the first tragedy that draws its subject matter from historical evens, as it deals with the Persians’ agony, when they are about their striking defeat in Salamina. Despite the fact that it constitutes an implicit praise to the Greek spirit that demolished the Asian troops, the theme is given in a unique way, from the point of view of the defeated. Not a single Greek name is mentioned in the tragedy.

The Persians is a timeless tragedy, addressing universal issues and unchangeable values, and examining in a fascinating way the themes of hybris, the human arrogance and dignity, and the freedom of man. A timeless moral on the strong will of each and every tyrant that, historically speaking, has brought the war and human pain.

Playwright: Aeschylus
Translation: Panos Moullas
Director: Niketi Kontouri
Choreography: Konstantinos Gerardos
Dramaturgy Consultant: Leonidas Papadopoulos
Music Instruction: Nikos Voudouris
Director’s Assistant: Giannis Paraskevopoulos
Assistant Choreographer: Despina Kei
24 performances - 24.880 spectators
Theatro Dassous (16/07/2014 - 19/07/2014)
Ancient Theatre of Philippi, Kavala (25/07/2014 - 26/07/2014)
Open Theater at Egnatia Park, Alexandroupoli (29/07/2014)
Ancient Theatre of Dion (02/08/2014)
Halkida (07/08/2014)
“Frynichos” Open Theatre, Delfoi (08/08/2014)
Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus (15/08/2014 - 16/08/2014)
Ancient Theatre of Elida, Amaliada (18/08/2014)
Roman Oden, Patra (21/08/2014 - 22/08/2014)
“Melina Merkouri” Vrahon Theatre, Vyronas, Athens (25/08/2014)
Elefsina (28/08/2014)
Garden Theatre, Papagou, Athens (30/08/2014)
Athens, Nea Smyrni (01/09/2014)
''Alkazar'' Theatre, Larissa (03/09/2014)
Open Theatre 'Frontzos', Ioannina (05/09/2014)
Theatro Dassous (11/09/2014 - 13/09/2014)
Athens and Epidaurus Festival
Filippoi-Thassos Festival
Olympus Festival
Ancient Ilida Festival
Patras Festival
Festival of the Municipality of Vyronas “In the Shadows of the Rocks”
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