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Public Theater, Onassis USA Announce Lineup for Onassis Festival 2019

In addition to Tim Blake Nelson's previously announced Socrates, the 19-day festival will also include plays by Lena Kitsopoulou, 600 Highwaymen, and more.

Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates will anchor the 2019 Onassis Festival.
(© David Gordon)

The Public Theater and Onassis USA have announced the lineup for the Onassis Festival 2019: Democracy Is Coming, running April 10-28 at the Public Theater and La MaMa. The 19-day festival is described as "a festival of arts and ideas that celebrates, evaluates, and considers anew the concept of democracy — perhaps the most renowned Greek innovation. Through a multidisciplinary program of theater, music, talks, and more, The Public Theater and Onassis USA, two agitators of public curiosity — one Greek, one American — bring together artists and thinkers from both countries to offer artistic interpretations and embodiments of democracy."

Among the theater offerings are the previously announced world premiere of Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates (April 2-May 19) at the Martinson Hall; Euripides Laskaridis's Relic (April 10-13) at the Shiva Theater; 600 Highwaymen's The Fever (April 11-21) at La MaMa; and Lena Kitsopoulou's Antigone – Lonely Planet (April 18-20) at the Shiva Theater.

In addition, Suzan-Lori Parks and Oskar Eustis will participate in a Public Forum discussion, "Of, by, and for the People," in which the two artists will explore "the indivisible relationship between democracy and the theater."

For the full lineup, click here.