Hyde Park Theater presents Athens v. Sparta: The History of the Peloponnesian War
The recent election gives us yet another reason to examine the history of Athens, the first known democracy of the world. Specifically relevant is the period during the Peloponnesian war when the Athenian democracy was overthrown by oligarchs and demagogues. Fortunately, the subversion of democracy was temporary and when Athens restored representative rule "the Athenians enjoyed the best government that they ever had." [Thucydides, 8.97, 21st Year/Summer].
This performance is part concert, part play, with a bit of a history lesson sprinkled in.