It never fails to amaze and sadden me that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Tim Blake Nelson’s Socrates, enjoying its world premiere anchoring the “Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming” at the Public Theater, is a perfectly timely example. Widely acknowledged as a founder of Western philosophy and the father of ethical or moral philosophy, Socrates’ famous trial and... Read more
The Public Theater continues its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Socrates, written by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Doug Hughes.
Performances are staged at the Public's Martinson Hall.
(Photos by Joan Marcus)
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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.