27th JUNE – 22th JULY | at the courtyard of the Athens University Museum

Polyplanity Productions in collaboration with EllinikoTheatro present the solo theatre performance Socrates Now with EMMY award winner Yannis Simonides


The theatrical rendition of Plato’s ‘Apology’ returns for the 4th consecutive year beneath the Acropolis, a few steps from where the philosopher was sentenced to death 2400 ago. 


EllinikoTheatro is an international performing arts organization based in New York and Athens. Since its inception in 1979, it has sought to bring classical, medieval and contemporary Greek literature and drama to theatres, festivals, schools, universities and communities around the world. 


Think. Question. Change.



Actor – Director: Yannis Simonides

Original Direction & Mask Concept: Loukas N. Skipitaris

English Translation: Yannis Simonides & Loukas N. Skipitaris

Design: Theoni Vachlioti – Aldredge

Greek Translation: Electra Andreadi

Percussion: Caryn Heilman

Lighting: Christos Pappas

Technician: Konstantinos Mavrantzas

Graphic Design: Gianna Karmali – The Switch

Images: Elina Fessa

Line Production: Constantina Georgiou

Production Assistants: Panos Svolakis, Tzela Christopoulou

Production: Polyplanity Productions, EllinikoTheatro


Organized under the auspices of the European Parliament, the City of Athens Organization for Culture, Youth & Sports


Supporters: Athens – Attica Hotel Association, City Contact, Athens Walking Tours, Tornos News, Greek National Tourism Organization and Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage


Media Sponsors: Xpat Athens, Griechenland Zeitung, Internationa New York Times, Kathimerini English Edition, Insider Publications


More information can be found here