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.

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SOCRATES NOW – Last Performances!

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Last performances September 1-7. Book your seats – limited availability! Phone orders: 11876, Public Stores & Papasotiriou Bookshop. Online bookings: www.viva.gr.

The show has travelled across 15 countries with over 300 performances, engaging close to 100.000 people of all ages and backgrounds. Last summer 2000 visitors from 38 countries participated in the performance and open discussion, discovering a pertinent, fascinating Socrates, right next to the original site of his trial.

Αfter a successful run at the Theocharakis Foundation and a triumphant tour in the UK, Plato’s timeless classic The Apology of Socrates comes to life beneath the Acropolis for a second year, starring Emmy Award winner Yannis Simonides.

Witness history’s most famous defense as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Discover his humour, wit, cutting logic, and his essential ideas on virtue, justice, civic duty, love of life and country. Engage in the post-performance discussion on the direct application of Socratic thought and action to the world crisis.

Think. Question. Change.

When:   September 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 at  21:00

Where: University of Athens Museum (open air yard)

5 Tholou Street, Plaka – Athens (5’ walk from Monastiraki & Acropolis metro stations)

Εntrance fee: Adults 15€ | Students 10€ | Drinks included!

Performance in English with Modern Greek surtitles

Actor:   Emmy Award Winner Yannis Simonides
Director:    Yannis Simonides & Loukas N. Skipitaris
Costume:   Oscar and Tony Award Winner Theoni Vahliotes Aldredge

English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas N. Skipitaris

Greek Translation: Electra Andreadi
Production:                  EllinikoTheatro

Under the Auspices of:  ΜINISTRY OF EDUCATION, RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS, CULTURE AND SPORTS | ELLINIKI ETAIRIA | B&M THEOCHARAKIS FOUNDATION

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