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Mystery 35 Αeschylus – Persians _ a journey in the array of souls

Mystery 35 Αeschylus - Persians _ a journey in the array of souls

Persians _ a journey in the array of souls a show with performance elements directed by Nikita Milivojević, will start from the port of Perama Megaridos at sunset, take us by boat to Salamis and finally, when night falls, in a deserted area of the island facing the site where the ancient conflict took place.

Contributors:

Translation: Giorgos Blanas
Directed by: Nikita Milivojević
Movement: Amalia Bennett
Original music – Dramaturgy: Dimitris Kamarotos
Set design: Giorgos Gavalas
Lighting design: Giannis Drakoularakos
Costume design: Kenny MacLellan
Sound design: Kostas Bokos
Assistant director: Nikos Tsimaras
Assistant choreographer: Katerina Gevetzi
Assistant set designer: Nikolas Kanavaris
Production manager: Konstantina Aggeletou
Production assistants: Xenia Kalaitzi, Vaggelis Vogiatzis
Production: Lykofos
Photographs: Aris Kamarotos

Actors: Dimitris Imellos (Xerxes), Maria Zorba (Atossa), Thodoris Antoniadis (Messenger), Giorgos Biniaris (Ghost of Darius), Myrto Alikaki (Leader of the Chorus).

Chorus: Nikolas Douros, Nikos Iatrou, Dimitris Karamanos, Emmanouil Kontos, Nikolas Makris, Thanasis Raftopoulos, Giorgos Zygouris, Mia Simonović, Bojana Milanović

Music: Stelios Katsatsidis (bayan), Vassilis Papavassiliou (double bass), Kostas Siskos (horn)

Co-produced by: National Theatre of Serbia & Novi Sad 2022 – European Capital of Culture

Information:

Dates: Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 July
Venue: Salamina / At sea | Meeting point: Ferry Boat Port of Perama, Megaris (map here)
Starting time: 20:15 | Audience arrival: 19:15-19:45
Tickets: standard 25€, reduced 15€ (students, over 65), concessions 10€ (unemployed, disabled persons and escorts, actors) 

Transportation from the center of Athens to the port of Perama and back. Reservations required (here).

Useful instructions

The sailing will start at 20:15 exactly. Spectators are requested to arrive on time.

During the performance, the spectators will need to travel a route of about 500 meters on asphalt and dirt road. They will travel the same route on their way back.

Spectators are advised to bring water and optionally a hat, sunscreen & mosquito repellent.

The show can be attended by PWDs only with self-propelled/motorized wheelchairs.

Date Change:

The scheduled performance of “Persians _ a journey in the array of souls” directed by Nikita Milivojević on Sunday 30th July has been rescheduled for technical reasons and will take place on Friday 28th July.

The tickets that have already been purchased are normally valid for the new date, July 28, while in case of inability to attend, the price will be refunded.

For any clarification, please contact boxoffice@2023eleusis.eu

The performance starts from the port of Perama, Megaris, at sunset. It continues on a boat that takes us to Salamina and, after nightfall, to a deserted area of the island overlooking the place where the ancient conflict took place. The audience follows Xerxes, the Chorus and other characters on this route, while the parts of the work by Aeschylus, translated by Giorgos Blanas, “inhabit” points along the route.

Xerxes realises that he has not gone back home – he has arrived at the scene of the crime. The lost souls of those he brought over here come to life around him. The space is filled with the presences of those who are constantly living in agony as a result of the destruction he brought about. But the cruel fate of the vanquished is loneliness.

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