Friday, June 26, 2015

Plato’s timeless classic of history’s most famous trial, The Apology of Socrates, comes to life again for the fourth year running: the international theatrical production based on Plato’s "Apology" returns to the courtyard of the Athens University Museum building, beneath the Acropolis and only a few steps from where the philosopher was sentenced to death 2400 years ago.

Take a seat in the court of ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Hear the philosopher face his accusers with his trademark wit, cutting logic, and the courage of his ideals. Consider his arguments on virtue, politics, duty, love of life and hope in death, and draw your own judgment.

Running from June 27 - July 19, it is staged by EllinikoTheatro, an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens.

Emmy award winner Yannis Simonides channels the eccentric and magnetic personality of Socrates, offering a profoundly social, political, and above all human work.

With 350 performances in 18 countries to its credit, Socrates Now has been presented in the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe, and in diverse spaces such as the United Nations, the European Parliament, Harvard and Oxford Universities.