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The Persians by Aeschylus Opening Night

  • Amfitheatre Makarios (Scholi Tyflon) Strovolos Nicosia Cyprus (map)

Having won acclaim in recent years for his electrifying performances, director Aris Biniaris makes his Epidaurus debut in a production by the Cyprus Theatre Organisation, featuring a cast of talented actors from Greece and Cyprus. The cornerstone of this production is musicianship, that is, the interplay of rhythm and words; a vibrant synthesis of poetic language, music, and stage action. The dramatis personae and the chorus will be performed in a manner suggestive of the musical texture of the play. The production will unfold through dramatic action, words, singing, and dancing in quest of a fundamental simplicity that will bring to the fore the incessant inner vibes of the ancient Greek drama. 


Translation Panayiotis Moullas
Direction / Musical dramaturgy Aris Biniaris
Dramaturgical Collaboration Antonis Solomou
Verse coaching Theodoros Stefanopoulos
Set design Constantinos Louka
Costume design Eleni Tzirkalli
Movement Lia Haraki
Lighting design Georgios Koukoumas
Sound design Giorgos Christofi
English subtitles Maria Kallidou
Cast Karyofyllia Karabeti (Atossa), Harris Charalambous (Messenger), Nikos Psarras (Darius), Antonis Myriagos (Xerxes)
Chorus Elias Andreou, Petros Giorkatzis, Giorgos Evagorou, Lefteris Zambetakis, Nektarios Theodorou, Marios Constantinou, Panayiotis Larkou, David Malteze, Yiannis Minos, Aris Biniaris, Onisiforos Onisiforou, Andreas Papamichalopoulos, Manos Petrakis, Stefanos Pittas, Constantinos Sevdalis

Earlier Event: May 28
Later Event: July 29
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