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 at the B&M Theocharakis Foundation

EllinikoTheatro, in collaboration with the  B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation present:

SOCRATES NOW: Think. Question. Change.

After the successful summer run beneath the Acropolis and over  250 performances in 14 countries, The Apology of Socrates, comes to life at the B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation in Athens. With immediacy and humor, Plato’s timeless classic offers a unique multilayered cultural experience and political challenge to the citizens of Athens, right across the Hellenic Parliament.

The one man show will be followed by an open discussion on the immediate relevance of Socratic thought and action to the Greek and international crisis. 

When:     

Sunday 7, 14, 21 October and 4, 11, 18, 25 November at 18:00 in Greek
Wednesday 24 & 31 October at 21:00 in English

Performances for High Schools every Monday & Tuesday of October-November at 10am (upon reservation)

Where:

B. & M. Theocharakis Foundation Auditorium
9, Vassilissis Sofias Av. &  Merlin Str., Athens       (Metro: Syntagma)

Εntrance fee: Adults 15€ | Students 10€

Book your seat via: 210-3611206 www.thf.gr

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, corruption, civic duty, love of life and hope in death, and draw your own conclusion. Take advantage to the post-performance opportunity to be a part of an open discussion with the actor regarding the relevance of Socratic thought and action to the Greek and international Crisis.

 

Actor: Emmy Award Winner Yannis Simonides
Director: Broadway Veteran Loukas N. Skipitaris
Costume: Oscar and Tony Award Winner Theoni Vahliotes Aldredge
English Translation: Loukas N. Skipitaris | Yannis Simonides
Production: EllinikoTheatro

Supporter: Athens – Attica Hotel Association
Ηοspitality Sponsor: Athens Center Square Hotel

Duration: 80’ without a break + open discussion

Info:

www.ellinikotheatro.org| info@ellinikotheatro.org| T: 6934438748

www.thf.gr| info@theocharakis-foundation.gr | Τ: 210-3611206

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