The Public offers a new play drama about a complicated man who changed how the world thought. "Socrates" is a tribute to the man who continues to inspire us to question authority and defend freedom of belief. More…
"Socrates" 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.
See it if you want to see a tour-de-force performance by Michael Stuhlbarg.
Don't see it if you want to see a play that is only intermittently interesting. The opening scenes are a bit muddled. If you do not like overly talky plays.
See it if Bone dry play. Someone at the Public should have rejected this script so as to spare thousands of people hours of disappointment and boredom
Don't see it if This was the first play I’ve seen where the ensemble actors onstage looked befuddled as to how to get into the text they were performing