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The Persians

March 26, 2015, 7:30 pm
Location Speech Building - L. Howard Fox Theatre
SponsorDepartment of Theatre and DanceCost$15; no charge for undergraduates with valid MSU ID, courtesy of your Performing Arts FeeMore Informationhttp:/‌/‌‌peak-programming-2014-15/‌the-persiansPosted InDepartment of Theatre and Dance
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By Aeschylus

Translated by Robert Auletta

Directed by Mercedes Murphy

The Persians, the earliest Greek play to survive as a complete work, recounts how the news of an unexpected and crushing defeat of the Greek army reached the Persian imperial court. According to The Guardian, “The play's tour de force [is a] vivid, fast-moving account of one of history's great battles…Dense and muscular in its imagery, with an exotic queen, a portentous dream, a distant location and a sinister supernatural event …A troubling, masterful play [that] can also become a drama for our time.”