In this moving and poetic adaptation of Aeschylus' drama, Queen Atossa and her subjects anxiously await news of their King Xerxes' expedition to Greece. What they hear is inconceivably horrifying: the vast Persian Empire has fallen, with an entire army lost. Now the scant survivors of a catastrophic campaign, including Xerxes himself, must find a way to continue to live in the shattered world they once called home.
- 80 - 100 minutes
- 1 f, 10 m (9-15 actors possible: exactly 1 f, 8-14 m)
- Set: The counsel chamber at Susa, the seat of power of the Persian empire.
- Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-536-0