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” 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.

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(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

Organized under the auspices of the European Parliament, the City of Athens Organization for Culture, Youth & Sports and Greek National Tourism Organization

Supporters: Athens – Attica Hotel Association, City Contact, Athens Walking Tours, Tornos News, the Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage

Media Sponsors: New York Times – Kathimerini English Edition, Xpat Athens, Griechenland Zeitung, Insider Publications