“SOCRATES NOW” the internationally acclaimed play on at the Griffith Duncan Theatre

“SOCRATES NOW” the internationally acclaimed play on at the Griffith Duncan Theatre, University of Newcastle, Saturday 22nd March 2014.
Humour, Wit , Wisdom and a matter of life and death….
“Restless, humorous, brilliant and fascinating.” – Odyssey Magazine, USA
” I was very privileged to be present at a rare gift at the Seymour Centre’s York Theatre…. a consummately performed, English translated version of Plato’s play, APOLOGY OF SOCRATES. ……after a masterclass in acting, and classic Greek logic, we were won over.” – Sydney Arts Guide

Following its New York debut and 300 performances in 15 countries, Emmy Award winning Yannis Simonides, and the acclaimed play, “Socrates Now” in Newcastle for the first time and for only one performance.
Don’t miss this timeless classic account of history’s most famous trial, The Apology, by Socrates’ faithful student, Plato, brought to life in this hit international theatrical production.
Hear the godfather of philosophy face his accusers with his trademark wit, cutting logic, and the courage of his convictions. Consider his arguments on virtue, ethics, justice, politics, duty, love of life and hope in death, and make your own judgment. Engage in the post-performance “Socratic” dialogue and the opportunity to discuss your verdict with the actor. What would you ask “Socrates”?
Emmy award winner Yannis Simonides channels the eccentric yet magnetic personality of Socrates and offers a profoundly humane and engaging work which captivates with its humour, immediacy and simplicity. In today’s world the search for meaning is universal, and the wisdom of the Ancient Greek philosopher is more relevant than ever before.
SOCRATES NOW has been presented around the world including in the USA, Canada, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Belgium and UK. It has also been performed at the United Nations, the European Parliament, Harvard and Oxford Universities. It is now in Australia for a strictly limited season.
Newcastle performances in English at the Griffith Duncan Theatre
22nd March 7.00pm Adult: $35, Conc. $30 Student: $20 Transaction fees may apply
Kindly supported by the University of Newcastle
For more information and online bookings visit http://www.facebook.com/l/JAQEYLvqXAQGkqj9YAietl_0SJQbmDtAV3_bbCjyPKZO8rg/www.socratesnow.com.au or call 0450486358.

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