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Socrates Now is a 90-minute solo performance-discourse, which captures the essence of Socratic thought in an accessible and engaging manner. First presented by EllinikoTheatro in New York in 2004, it has since been performed to great acclaim in close to 500 venues in 22 countries and 11 languages. Leading world universities have combined the performance with interactive seminars on Socratic ethics and how they apply to our society today, led by award-winning actor, director, and producer Yannis Simonides. The show has been filmed by National Geographic and presented as part of the PBS/NGS documentary series “The Greeks”.


Take a seat in the court of ancient Athens as Socrates goes on trial for his life. Hear the philosopher faces 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.

Actor /Director: Yannis Simonides
Original Direction /Mask Concept: Loukas N. Skipitaris
English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas N. Skipitaris
Greek Translation: Elektra Andreadi
Design: Theoni Vahlioti Aldredge
Percussion: Caryn Heilman

For more information:


Socrates Now - Full Performance at Princeton University in English

(If you are interested in watching the full performance in English
with Greek Subtitles, please follow the link).

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