The full cast is set for the Public Theater's upcoming world-premiere presentation of Tim Blake Nelson's Socrates. As previously announced, Michael Stuhlbarg (The Pillowman, Call Me By Your Name) will take on the title role in the Off-Broadway staging, beginning April 2 on the Martinson Hall stage.
Doug Hughes directs a cast that also includes the previously reported Dave Quay and Austin Smith. Rounding out the company will be Tom Nelis, replacing the initially announced Andrew Weems as Proxenus, Gorgias, and Aristophanes, Tony nominee Lee Wilkof as Megasthenes and the Archon, David Aaron Baker as Anytus, Teagle F. Bougere as Plato, Niall Cunningham as A Boy, Peter Jay Fernandez as Thrasymachus and Polus, Karl Green as Lamprocles and Aenesidemos, Miriam A. Hyman as Xanthippe, Robert Joy as Crito, Caerephon, and Meletus, Alan Mendez as Andromachus and Aetios, Joe Tapper as Agathon and Meno, and ensemble members Ro Boddie and Daniel Reece.
The play follows the philosopher through democratic Athens to the military and social upheavals that led to one of the most infamous executions in Western history.
The production will feature costumes by Catherine Zuber, sets by Scott Pask, lighting design by Tyler Micoleau, and sound design and original music by Mark Bennett.
Socrates, supported in part by Onassis USA and anchoring the organization's 19-day Onassis Festival, will officially open April 16 and is currently scheduled to run through May 19.