Next week, the 52nd season of L’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) will raise the curtain (so to speak) in Siracusa. INDA has existed since 1914, and it presents ancient masterpieces of theater at Siracusa’s Teatro Antico — in the midst of the ancient Greek and Roman city’s archaeological park. This year’s series includes Sophocles’ “Electra” and Euripides’ “Alcestis” (May 13-June 19) and Seneca’s “Phaedra” (June 23-26). Theater buffs from around the world descend upon Siracusa during the 6 weeks of INDA’s season because seeing world-class theater in this stunning environment is absolutely phenomenal. This photo is from the 2012 season when I saw “The Bacchae” by Euripides.