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Socrates Now | Σωκράτης Τώρα (2013)


2013 June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
2013 July 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
2013 September 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07
University of Athens Museum


From the Socrates Now performance posterAfter over 300 performances in 15 countries, one of the most pertinent Ancient Greek texts,
The Apology of Socrates, comes to life under the Acropolis in English with Modern Greek surtitles.
The Apology of Socrates is an 80 minute solo performance which captures the essence of Socratic ethics in an accessible and engaging manner, a unique “edutainment” experience for international audiences and visitors of Athens.

Actor: Emmy Award winner Yannis Simonides
Director: Yannis Simonides & Loukas Skipitaris
Costume: Oscar & Tony Award winner Theoni Vahliotes Aldredge
English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas Skipitaris
Greek Translation: Electra Andreadi
Production: Elliniko Theatro

With immediacy and humour, Plato’s timeless classic offers a unique multilayered cultural experience and political challenge to foreign visitors of Athens, right next to the original site of Socrates’ historic trial.

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 judgement. Enjoy the post-performance opportunity to discuss with the actor the ramifications of your verdict.
Think. Question. Change.

The event will be held at the University of Athens Museum (open-air yard)
in Plaka, at about 5-10 minutes walking distance from the Monastiraki metro station.
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