Sunday, June 22, 2008
The Raven in Athens
Monday June 16 2008
The Raven has come to Athens for the Gospel at Colonus! We're putting on one show (only one!!) in the Herodus Atticus Theatre, built 161 AD, beneath the Acropolis. Fitting or what - this play is a black gospel version of Sophocles' tragedy, Oedipus at Colonus, that premiered 2408 years ago in the Theatre of Dionysos 2408 - the ruins of which are 100 yards away. Sophocles was in the chorus.
We are a day early; the rest of the tech crew doesn't arrive till tomorrow. So, we have time for a cappuchino in Athens - something we won't have time for in the busy next few days! The long hours begin tomorrow. Show is Saturday night.