Source: Getty Villa
Directed by Anne Bogart
Created and Performed by SITI Company
Translation by Aaron Poochigian
Thursdays-Saturdays, September 4-27, 2014; 8:00 p.m.
Getty Villa, the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater
Running time is approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.
Thursdays - $40 general,
$36 students and seniors
Fridays - $42 general
Saturdays - $45 general
Call (310) 440-7300 or Get Tickets online
New York-based SITI Company, one of America's leading theater ensembles, returns to the Getty Villa this fall to perform Persians, an 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.
SITI Co. ensemble. © 2014 Craig Schwartz
Directed by the company's artistic director Anne Bogart, the play features a new translation by Aaron Poochigian and sound design by Tony Award-winner Darron L West. "In approaching Persians, we are attempting to chart nothing less than the birth of drama, the proverbial big bang of the theater, from procession and ritual celebration to acts of fictional embodiment of events and relationships," says Bogart.
How to Get Here: The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.
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