The Persians

People's Light



Melanye Finister in The Persians. Photo by Mark Garvin.

People's Light produced the Philadelphia premiere of The Persians, Ellen McLaughlin's adaptation of the ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus, with original music by sound designer Daniel Kluger. A tale of war and national grief, this production reinterprets the classic play that tells the story of the Athenian defeat of the powerful Persian Empire in 480 BC.