“Socrates Now” beneath the Acropolis – 4th summer run!
27th JUNE – 22th JULY 2015 | at the courtyard of the Athens University Museum
Polyplanity Productions and EllinikoTheatro present the solo theatre performance Socrates Now with EMMY award winner Yannis Simonides. The international hit theatrical rendition of Plato’s ‘Apology’ returns for the 4th consecutive year to the beautiful courtyard of the Athens University Museum, beneath the Acropolis, a few steps from where the philosopher was sentenced to death 2400 ago. Don’t miss this unique performance- discourse by the Emmy award winner actor/scholar Yannis Simonides.
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 judgment. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict.
Think. Question. Change.
(image: Elina Fessa)
After yet another successful international tour, with 350 performances in 17 countries to its credit, Plato’s timeless Apology of Socrates comes to life again for the fourth consecutive year in Athens:
- When: 27 June – 22 July 2015 | 21:00
- Where: Courtyard of the History Museum Athens University Tholou 5, Plaka
- Duration: 80′ + Open Discussion + Complementary Wine
- Language: English with Greek subtitles
- Entrance fee: Adults 15€ | Students 10€ | groups of 10+ adults 10€ | groups of 10+ students 8€
- Language: English with Greek surtitles
- Venue: The courtyard of Athens University Museum, 5 Tholou Street, Plaka – Athens
- Bookings: http://www.viva.gr/tickets/theater/mouseio-panepistimiou-athinon/socrates-now/#description
Actor – Director: Yannis Simonides
Original Direction & Mask Concept: Loukas N. Skipitaris
English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas N. Skipitaris
Design: Theoni Vachlioti – Aldredge
Greek Translation: Electra Andreadi
Percussion: Caryn Heilman
Lighting: Christos Pappas
Technician: Konstantinos Mavrantzas
Graphic Design: Gianna Karmali – The Switch
Images: Elina Fessa
Line Production: Constantina Georgiou
Production Assistants: Panos Svolakis, Tzela Christopoulou
Production: Polyplanity Productions, EllinikoTheatro
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