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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

ANDREW WEEMS

ANDREW WEEMS

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

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

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.

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Background Image Photo Credit: Joseph Augstein

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