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SOCRATES

Martinson Hall

April 2 - May 19, 2019

World Premiere

Written by Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by Doug Hughes

SOCRATES is a witty and endlessly fascinating new drama about a complicated man who changed how the world thought.

This powerful new play by actor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Holes) is an intellectual thrill ride from the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history.

Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Junk) directs SOCRATES, a timely and timeless new work that serves as a passionate tribute to the man who continues to inspire us to question authority and defend freedom of belief.

DAVE QUAY

DAVE QUAY

AUSTIN SMITH

AUSTIN SMITH

MICHAEL STUHLBARG

MICHAEL STUHLBARG

JOE TAPPER

JOE TAPPER

SOCRATES is made possible with the generous support of Onassis USA.

During April 10 - April 28, 2019, SOCRATES is part of the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, co-presented by The Public Theater and Onassis USA.

Additional support for SOCRATES provided by an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

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Featuring Dave Quay (Diokles, Meletus), Austin Smith (Alcibiades), Michael Stuhlbarg (Socrates), and Joe Tapper (Agathon, Meno).

 

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Season 2018-2019

Socrates

Uh, spoilers, we guess – but Socrates dies, y’all. You probably knew that, though, either from college or from having seen Jacques-Louis David’s famous The Death of Socrates, which depicts the moment in all its tragedy.

5 June

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Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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