There are currently no tickets available for the performance you have selected.
Please select another performance time if available or check back as additional tickets may be released at a later date.

SOCRATES

Martinson Hall

April 2 - June 2

Estimated Run Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes with one intermission

World Premiere

Written by Tim Blake Nelson
Directed by Doug Hughes

HUMS WITH INTELLIGENCE. MICHAEL STUHLBARG is MAGNETIC & TRANSFIXING. 
The New York Times

It’s an extended moment in the theater, brilliantly acted in a way that places it outside time and yet opens a window to the very distant past.
The Wrap

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; The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) 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.

DAVID AARON BAKER

DAVID AARON BAKER

RO BODDIE

RO BODDIE

TEAGLE F. BOUGERE

TEAGLE F. BOUGERE

NIALL CUNNINGHAM

NIALL CUNNINGHAM

PETER JAY FERNANDEZ

PETER JAY FERNANDEZ

KARL GREEN

KARL GREEN

MIRIAM A. HYMAN

MIRIAM A. HYMAN

ROBERT JOY

ROBERT JOY

ALAN MENDEZ

ALAN MENDEZ

TOM NELIS

TOM NELIS

DAVE QUAY

DAVE QUAY

DANIEL REECE

DANIEL REECE

AUSTIN SMITH

AUSTIN SMITH

MICHAEL STUHLBARG

MICHAEL STUHLBARG

JOE TAPPER

JOE TAPPER

LEE WILKOF

LEE WILKOF

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

During April 10 - April 28, 2019, SOCRATES is part of the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, co-presented by The Public Theater and Onassis USA.

Additional support for SOCRATES provided by an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.

I have a promo code

What's this?
x

Promo codes offer access to special offers or otherwise restricted seating, usually limited time offers distributed to friends of The Public. For access to offers like these, join our email list.

PRICING
Tickets start at $85, plus fees
Member & Public Supporter tickets start at $60

Access & benefits for American Express® Card Members

Learn more about our Joseph Papp Free Preview program as well as $20 day of show rush tickets, student tickets, group tickets & more

CREATIVE TEAM
Scenic Design Scott Pask
Costume Design Catherine Zuber
Lighting Design Tyler Micoleau
Sound Design & Original Music Mark Bennett
Wig Design Tom Watson
Fight Director J. David Brimmer

Production Stage Manager Theresa Flanagan
Stage Manager Jared Oberholtzer

PRODUCTION NOTE
Production is in development please check back closer to your performance for specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Season 2018-2019

Socrates

The Socratic method, surprisingly created by Socrates, that seeks to “get to the foundations of his students’ and colleagues’ views by asking continual questions until a contradiction was exposed, thus proving the fallacy of the initial assumption”. Basically, how to prove anyone wrong.

21 January

#socrates #socratic method #philosophy #ancient greece #greece #digiturgy #public theater #question

Background Image Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

All orders subject to $6 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners.
Performers, prices, and performance details are subject to change.