Athens, Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association
The Stones Speak
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, Thucydides’ 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
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Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus | Little Theatre of Ancient Epidaurus | Peiraios 260 | Odeon of Herodes Atticus | Megaron - The Athens Concert Hall | Ancient Agora of Athens | Institut français | Piraeus Municipal Theatre | Lais Open Air Cinema | Museum of Cycladic Art | Athens Conservatoire | Pedion Areos | Archaeοlogical Site of Kerameikos | Roman Forum | Second Skin | Victoria Square Project | Athens | 15th Kypseli High School | six d.o.g.s | Vouleftikon Nafpliou | Ermou & Agion Asomaton pedestrian street | Museum of Greek Children’s Art | Pnyx Archaeological Site | Byzantine and Christian Museum | Chatzikiriakeio Foundation | Korai Square | 10th Piraeus Junior High School | 2nd Medical Unit of Piraeus | Club for UNESCO of Piraeus and Islands | Special School for Autism of Piraeus | Kokkinia Public Housing | Pyxida | Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Atene | Ancient Epidaurus primary school | Shedia | Lygourio Cultural Centre | Ergatika Square | House of Stratis Myrivilis | Ancient Epidaurus Port