Persians by Aeschylus
Date: Fridays through September 26, 2014, at 8 pm
Location: The Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater, Getty Villa
Admission: Tickets required.
Directed by Anne Bogart
Created and Performed by SITI Company
Translated by Aaron Poochigian
New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, presents the emotional story of war, victory, and loss experienced by an imagined Persian court. In this sole surviving Greek tragedy about a historical event—the battle of Salamis in 480 B.C.—Aeschylus glorifies the Athenian victors but also humanizes the defeated Persians, emphasizing the universal impact of war on family and community. Tickets $42.