The legendary play on the Apology of Socrates, comes to Athens to be revived in its original location for the first time. The play is based on Plato’s version of Socrates’ defence speech, one of the most important Ancient Greek scripts.
The performance is a production by the Greek Theatre International that premiered in New York in 2004 and has since been performed in 250 venues in 14 countries and in 6 languages.
The play, directed by Broadway director Loukas Skipitaris and starring Emmy award-winning Greek actor and director Yannis Simonides, has also been presented in some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Columbia and Yale, combined with interactive seminars on the Socratic dialectic technique.
Starting on June 24 and until July 7, fourteen performances will be hosted at the Athens University Museum of History. The building is located under the Acropolis, near the grounds where the Heliaia court actually tried Socrates. These first 14 Athens performances will be in English, to allow the city’s foreign visitors to participate, while a tour around Greece and performances at the Theoharakis Foundation in autumn are to follow.