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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 28 February 2015
18 THE WEEKEND NEOS KOSMOS | SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2015 DIGITAL.NEOSKOSMOS.COM Socrates to be put on trial once again Actor Tony Nikolakopoulos will take on the role of Socrates as he gets a retrial by Australia’s greatest legal minds Some of the top legal minds in Australia will be giving Greek philosopher Socrates a retrial in a special oneoff performance at the Hellenic Museum during the Labour Day long weekend. Justice Lex Lasry, justice Emilios Kyrou and judge Felicity Hampel will have the task of sentencing Socrates, while QC Julian Burnside, QC Nicholas Papas, QC Ronald Merkel and Elizabeth King will be defending and prosecuting him. Taking on the huge role of Socrates will be Greek Australian actor Tony Nikolakopoulos, whom many will remember from the popular movie Wog Boy and most recently Fat Tony and Co. The role of Meletus, the chief prosecutor of Socrates, will be Greek Australian actor Lex Marinos, known for his role in the ABC's The Slap. The production is a chance to bring the ancient trial of Socrates to a modern audience while giving current legal minds the chance to give their counsel on the case. With four barristers, three judges and one ancient philosopher the story has been brought back to life for Melbourne audiences. It's the second time the Hellenic Museum touches on the topic of the trial of Socrates, having welcomed the one-man play Socrates Now to its lawn in 2014. After 300 performances in 15 countries, the play was brought to Australian audiences, playing to packed theatres. What audiences will see during the long weekend will be a completely different performance, a retrial based on the opinions of current legal professionals. The group will use modern law to evaluate not just the case of Socrates, but moral and social questions that remain as relevant today as they did in ancient Greece. The performance will premiere on Saturday 7 March at 7.00 pm. Tickets are $95 for adults and $80 for concession. Also during the Labour Day long weekend, the Hellenic Museum will be premiering the play Taxithi, a musical performance chronicling the lives of various women who migrated from Greece to Australia during the 1950s and 1960s. Written and performed by Helen Yotis Patterson, the play has received extremely favourable feedback from the sold out reading at fortyfivedownstairs. The premier on s e at rs. Friday 6 March is already sold out, but a special matinee session on Monday 9 March has been announced, with tickets still available. Those looking for more of a traditional night out can enjoy the screening of Zorba the Greek on Sunday 8 March, continuing with the Hellenic Museum's summer cinema program. This weekend, the Aliki Vougiouklaki classic, The Slap that Came from Paradise (1959) will be showing. The film won a number Taxidi will premier on the long weekend too. of awards thanks to the of awards thanks to the amazing score complied by legendary composer Manos Hadjidakis. Event rundown: February 28: The Slap that Came from Paradise (1959) screening Doors open 6.00 pm, movie screens around 9.00 pm Tickets $18 adults, $15 concession March 6: Taxithi premiere SOLD OUT March 7: The Retrial of Socrates 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm The Hellenic Museum will be hosting a one-off showcase of The Retrial of Socrates. pm Tickets $95 for adults Tickets $95 for adults and $80 for concession. March 8: Zorba the Greek screening Doors open 7.00 pm, movie screens around 9.00 pm Tickets $18 adults, $15 concession March 9: Taxithi (matinee performance) 12 noon to 4.00 pm Tickets: $30 for adults and $25 for concession For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.hellenic.org.au/ March 9: Taxithi George Kollias returns to the Factory The legendary Greek drummer will be back in Australia this March Legendary Greek drummer George Kollias will return to Australia in March for a series of solo performances and workshops around the country. These performances are aimed not only at drummers but for any fan of music. He will be performing at The Factory Theatre (105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, NSW) on Thursday 5 March 2015 at 8.00 pm. His drumming workshops are known for pushing boundaries and inspiring the ‘creation’ of new sounds, mixing metal music with ethnic beats. George Kollias is no stranger to the Australian audience, as he has collaborated closely with the legendary extreme metal band Nile, touring the lucky country several times over their illustrious career. He is also well-known in the Australian metal scene, gaining thousands of followers through his critically acclaimed educational DVDs entitled Intense Metal Drumming 1 & 2, and his latest best-selling book The Odyssey of Double Bass Drumming. George's YouTube videos have notched up millions of views, leaving his viewers in awe in trying to prove what can be performed on the instrument and relying on his rare ability to ‘multitask’. George will perform a selection of Nile material, as well as debut his own solo work for the first time. Joining George for his Sydney and Brisbane performances will be Australian drummer Dave Haley - who is best known for his work with some of the country's most popular metal acts: Psycroptic, The Amenta, Ruins and Blood Duster. Dave will perform a selection of material from all the bands he has worked with over the years. The tickets cost $20, booking fee included. For bookings call (02) 9550 3666 For more information visit www.factorytheatre.com. au/events/2015/03/05/ george-kollias Drumming legend George Kollias.
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