Lee Wilkof & more to join Michael Stuhlbarg in Socrates at Public Theater

The world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates begins performances at the Public Theater on April 2, 2019.

Lee Wilkof & Michael Stuhlbarg

The Public Theater has confirmed complete casting for the forthcoming world premiere of Socrates, written by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, which is scheduled to play a limited engagement from April 2 through to May 19, 2019 at the Public's Martinson Hall, with an official opening set for April 16.

Joining previously announced Golden Globe, Emmy & Tony Award nominee Michael Stuhlbarg in the title role, Dave Quay (as Diokles / Meletus), Austin Smith (as Alcibiades), and Joe Tapper (as Agathon / Meno), will be David Aaron Baker (as Anytus), Teagle F. Bougere (as Plato), Niall Cunningham (as A Boy / Aristotle), Peter Jay Fernandez (as Thrasymachus / Polus), Karl Green (as Lamprocles / Aenesidemos), Miriam A. Hyman (as Xanthippe), Robert Joy (as Crito / Chaerephon / Meletus), Alan Mendez (as Andromachus / Aetios), and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof (as Megasthenes / The Archon), alongside ensemble members Ro Boddie and Daniel Reece.

Tom Nelis has also replace previously announced Andrew Weems as Proxenus / Gorgias / Aristophanes.

Synopsis: "Socrates is a witty and endlessly fascinating new drama about a complicated man who changed how the world thought. This powerful new play 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. Socrates is 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."

The creative team features scenic design by Scott Pask, costume design by Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and original music & sound design by Mark Bennett.

Michael Stuhlbarg earned a Tony Award nomination in 2005 for his performance in The Pillowman, a Golden Globe nomination in 2010 for "A Serious Man," and more recently, an Emmy Award nomination for "The Looming Tower" in 2018. His other Broaday credits include The Invention of LoveCabaretTaking SidesThe Government InspectorTimon of AthensThree Men on a Horse, and Saint Joan. Other recent notable screen credits include "Call Me by Your Name," "The Shape of Water," and "Boardwalk Empire".

Socrates is presented in collaboration with the Onassis Cultural Center NY.

Socrates Tickets are available now for performances from April 2 through to May 19, 2019.

(Images courtesy of the Public Theater)