EllinikoTheatro is an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens. Since its inception in 1979, it has sought to serve as an innovative carrier of cultural diplomacy, expanding the temporal, spatial and social boundaries of Hellenic Theatre.


Socrates Now

SOCRATES NOW for the 4th time in Athens, in summer 2015,

EllinikoTheatro in collaboration with Polyplanity Productions present the solo theatre performance

 “Socrates Now” with EMMY award winner Yannis Simonides

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                                          image: Elina Fessa

After yet another successful international tour, with 350 performances in 18 countries to its credit, Plato’s timeless Apology of Socrates comes to life again for the fourth consecutive year in Athens

June 27 through July 19, 2015 — 9pm

at the courtyard of the Athens University Museum in Plaka, beneath the Acropolis

under the auspices of The City of Athens Cultural, Sport & Youth Organization,

Greek National Tourism Organization and Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage

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, justice, politics, civic duty, love of life and hope in death, and draw your own judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict.

Think. Question. Change.

The international theatrical production based on Plato’s “Apology” returns to the beautiful courtyard of the Athens University Museum building, beneath the Acropolis, a few steps from where the philosopher was sentenced to death 2400 years ago.