Aeschylus at The Orchard Yard
The 6th annual play reading at The Orchard Yard took place on Saturday June 7th. We chose this year The Persians, by Aeschylus, first staged in 472 BC and therefore the oldest surviving Greek tragedy.
The readers were: Xerxes, King of Persia - Tony O'Sullivan, Chairman, Limerick Branch CAI;
Atossa, the Queen Mother - Tessa Greally;
A Messenger - Dave Shee;
Ghost of Darius, the former King - Tom Seaver.
The Chorus was read by members and friends of Limerick, Cork and Dublin Branches and by participants in the Greek Course at Limerick Education Centre.
Our attempts to recreate the open-air Greek theatre proved quite successful, despite persistent threats from Zeus to inundate us with thundershowers!
Photographs of the occasion by Orla Coffey and Jennifer O'Donoghue.