It is my hope to bring into the light of consciousness a stage play about the trial and death of Socrates with a view to recovering the myths and sentiments that have shaped the Western mind. Throughout time myths have given us a backdrop by which to obtain perspective. They bridge for us one precipice to another and help us to make sense of the absurdities of life.
This play, which is still a work in progress, focuses more on the hereafter rather than the actual court case. There’s comedy in the beginning to help loosen our mindset but as we fall deeper into the darkness of this story we come face to face with an existential drama. Here we explore the death of Socrates at a more profound level and provide a philosophical framework by which we may dialectically come to terms with our own eventual negation as self.
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.” — Joseph Campbell