It’s Show Time in Siracusa

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’…

Our May 2016 Tour, Day 7: It’s Electrifying

Annually each May and June, L’Istituto Nazionale del Dramma Antico (INDA) presents ancient works of theater at Siracusa’s 5th-Century-BC Teatro Greco (pictured, photographed during last year’s performance of The Suppliants by Aeschylus). During the 2016 season, INDA will produce Electra of Sophocles, Phaedra by Seneca, and Alcestis of Euripides. On the evening of Day 7…

Pack Your Toga

In May 2016, during our Experience Sicily with Chef Melissa Muller tour, we’ll see a performance of an ancient Greek play at the 5th-century-BC Teatro Greco in Siracusa. This photo is from last summer’s performance of The Suppliants by Aeschylus. It was breathtaking!

Tonight I Saw the Maidens

Dreams do come true! My cousin Evelina was right (She usually is!). Today I was able to be in Siracusa to see (and hear) “Le Supplici,” or “The Suppliant Maidens” by Aeschylus. Pictured is a scene from the show. The Suppliant Maidens premiered around 470 BC in Ancient Greece. The themes however, are so timely…

Ancient Greek Theater in the Ancient Greek Theater

The 51st theater season presented by the Fondazione INDA ONLUS is currently underway. Experience Sicily’s Evelina Buttitta Rubino was in Siracusa earlier this week where at the city’s renowned ancient Greek amphitheater, she saw “Le Supplici,” or “The Suppliant Maidens” by Aeschylus. This image is of some of the scenery utilized in the performance that…