From the viewpoint of the young Lycon, an attractive pupil of Socrates chosen by the Athenian philosopher to accompany him during his final hours, playwright Dimitris Dimitriadis erects a torrential apology of the desire to offer oneself to another, capable of transforming the very roots of our ethical and political existence. An overwhelmingly spellbinding play which encapsulates with delicate simplicity the major turbulences beating under our routines, more or less adapted to the marketing of emotions and to profit motives, lastingly inscribed in often sterile dissatisfactions.
Dimitris Dimitriadis is one of the most important voices of contemporary theatre, author of plays such as Moro com a país, which premiered at the TNC. In 2009, the Théâtre Odéon in Paris dedicated a whole season to him as a recognition. His plays have been staged by directors such as Patrice Chéreau, Yorgos Lanthimos, Giorgio Barberio Corsetti or Michail Marmarinos.