Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Live from Epidaurus: The Persians

"The Persians" by Aeschylus Live from Epidaurus:

For the first time ever a live ancient Greek drama performance will be streamed globally from the ancient theater of Epidaurus. 🎭

Saturday, July 25, 2020 | 2:00pm (EDT) | 9:00 pm (Athens)

By the Εθνικό Θέατρο / National Theatre of Greece, with the support of the Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού  (Ministry of Culture and Sports). In partnership with Google Greece.

Persian sword - 61cm. Luristan,
1st Millennium B.C.E. Private Collection

As countries around the world are still exploring ways to restart theater in the post- COVID era, and as most festivals across Europe have been unfortunately canceled this year, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival will still take place, albeit in a condensed form, titled "Fragment," adhering to the strictest safety measures.

The play is in Greek with English subtitles and lasts approximately 90 minutes.

It will be streamed through and will also be available at the websites of the National Theatre of Greece, the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the Ministry of Culture and Sports, as well as the National Theatre of Greece’s YouTube channel.

Persia and Greece - The Persians