a celebrated theatrical experience beneath the Acropolis
with EMMY award winner Yannis Simonides
for the fourth year in Athens, in English with Greek surtitles
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, led by
acclaimed actor Yannis Simonides.
Think. Question. Change.
Socrates Now is an 80- minute solo performance that captures the essence of Socratic ethics in an accessible
and engaging manner. Witness history’s most famous defence as Socrates goes on trial for his life. 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.
A superhuman effort on the part of the actor in a splendid coordination of text, movement and speech |
Restless, humorous, brilliant and fascinating! | Odyssey Magazine
Actor – Director: Yannis Simonides
Original Direction & Mask Concept: Loukas N. Skipitaris
English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas Ν. Skipitaris
Design: Theoni Vachlioti – Aldredge
Greek Translation: Electra Andreadi
Percussion: Caryn Heilman
Lights & Sound Technician: Christos Pappas
Electrician: Konstantinos Mavrantzas
Graphic Design: Gianna Karmali – theSwitch.gr
Images: Elina Fessa
Line Production: Constantina Georgiou
Production Assistants: Panos Svolakis, Tzela Christopoulou
Production: Polyplanity Productions, EllinikoTheatro
Date & Time: 27th June – 19th July 2015| 9pm
Duration: 80’ + Open Discussion + Complementary Wine
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