Athens Festival hosts the event The Stones Speak, a cultural and tourism initiative organized for the third consecutive year by the Athens, Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association. The works of ancient Greek philosophers are presented in three languages (Greek, English, French) in the form of theatre events held at major museums and archaeological sites in Athens. Attendance will be free of charge.
Tragic and comic heroes, ideas and symbols that ancient Greece bequeathed to humanity and which have defined the intellectual and artistic history of the world over the centuries will come alive in an accessible manner. The performance will include excerpts from the Odyssey, Sophocles’ Antigone, Thucydidis’ Funeral Oration, Plato’s Symposium, Aristotle’s Rhetoric and many more.
The event has been met with enthusiasm so far thanks to its original concept, the lively execution, the free admission and the translation of the texts into three languages, all of which have all contributed to its success. The Stones Speak received the 2018 Ermis Award by the Hellenic Association of Advertising-Communication Agencies.
The ancient texts will be performed by students of the Delos – Dimitra Hatoupi Drama School, directed by Efi Theodorou.
Opening hours and dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11:00-13:00
The venues will be announced soon.