Aeschylus’ “The Persians.” The IB Theatrical Production

On Thursday, April 18, 2019, International Baccalaureate (IB) students put on a hugely successful production of “The Persians” by Aeschylus, the first ever tragedy that draws on historical events and deals with the anguish of the Persians when they learn of their overwhelming defeat in Salamina. Above all, however, the play warns of the dangers brought about by conceit and the arrogance of power.

 

The show was directed by Ms. Eri Foka, Coordinator of the IB English Department. She also adapted the English translation of “The Persians” along with English teacher, Ms. Melina Sardi, who also supported the overall effort. The sets and costumes were designed by Visual Arts students.  Ms. Judith Attwoood. Coordinator of IB Arts courses, effectively contributed to the creation of sets by guiding the students who worked on them. Special thanks to Celia Kritharioti / 5226 for the costumes and Lefteris Xanthis for the music composition and coordination.

 

Warm congratulations to the IB students for their quality performance, as well as to Ms. Foka for the unceasing enthusiasm she engendered throughout the school year in the students who took part in this play!

 

Dimitris Marakis and Ioannis Zimonopoulos designed and oversaw the architectural lighting, whilst Vasiliki Mpardani handled the stage lighting.