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Michael Stuhlbarg Stars in Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates at the Public Theater

The new production is directed by Doug Hughes.

Michael Stuhlbarg in the title role of Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Public Theater has released photos from the world premiere of Socrates, a new play by Tim Blake Nelson, directed by Tony winner Doug Hughes.

Socrates is written by Tim Blake Nelson and directed by Doug Hughes.
(© Joan Marcus)

The production stars Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg (The Shape of Water) as Socrates, alongside Dave Quay (Diokles, Meletus), Austin Smith (Alcibiades), Joe Tapper (Agathon, Meno), Tom Nelis (Proxenus, Gorgias, Aristophanes), David Aaron Baker (Anytus), Ro Boddie (Ensemble), Teagle F. Bougere (Plato), Niall Cunningham (A Boy), Peter Jay Fernandez (Thrasymachus, Polus), Karl Green (Lamprocles, Aenesidemos), Miriam A. Hyman (Xanthippe), Robert Joy (Crito, Chaerephon, Meletus), Alan Mendez (Andromachus, Aetios), Daniel Reece (Ensemble), and Lee Wilkof (Megasthenes, the Archon).

A scene from Socrates at the Public Theater.
(© Joan Marcus)

The play is described as follows: "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 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."

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