This is a clever one man play; full of laughter and pathos.
We are in an age where we can live our whole life with no human contact. The main character Socrates, is a modern day hermit whose only contact with anyone else in the world is the occasional delivery man. This tale in anyone else’s hands could have been morose and tragic but Joel Tito finds the humour in such a wretched existence.
There are so many stand-up acts filtering into the Melbourne Fringe Festival; it is refreshing to see a Fringe-like show in the Comedy Festival. Without off-beat plays like this one, we are left with no variety or choice of what we go see.
The Brian McCarthy Moosehead Awards are all about bringing something new, different and exciting to the Comedy Festival and with Tito’s 'The Trial and Death of Socrates', they have delivered. This is a play that will make you think of your place in society and what it is to “live” but it will also make you laugh.
If you want to venture away from The Town Hall and feel like something a little more bold and different, see this play.