The Persians

The Persians
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 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

The Persians
adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

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Productions (4)
  • Drama
  • 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.

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.

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Min. Performance Fee* $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

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Play Details

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.

  • Drama
  • 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

Published Reviews

"McLaughlin serves and uses The Persians with true power and grace. The structure is simple and dazzling."

Margo Jefferson, The New York Times

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NOV 17, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Summerfield Waldorf School
Santa Rosa, CA United States
Summerfield Waldorf School Santa Rosa, CA United States
JAN 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
People's Light Theater
, PA United States
People's Light Theater , PA United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Shakespeare Theater
Washington, DC United States
Shakespeare Theater Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
National Actors' Theater
New York, NY United States
National Actors' Theater New York, NY United States
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Production Group
Location
JAN 01, 2008 - DEC 31, 2008
People's Light Theater
, PA United States
People's Light Theater , PA United States
JAN 01, 2005 - DEC 31, 2005
Shakespeare Theater
Washington, DC United States
Shakespeare Theater Washington, DC United States
JAN 01, 2003 - DEC 31, 2003
National Actors' Theater
New York, NY United States
National Actors' Theater New York, NY United States