SNFestival RetroFuture Edition: Half Done and a Still Whole Lot of Fun!

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ATHENS -- Watch the more than 20 remaining events—concerts, discussions, dramatic readings, and more—from anywhere at

Hollywood actors and ancient tragedy in The Oedipus Project by Theater of War Productions

In the capable hands of world-renowned actors including Frances McDormand, Oscar Isaac, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, and David Strathairn, Oedipus the King becomes a catalyst for a powerful, healing conversation with the audience about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities around the world. Not to be missed! Wednesday, 24 June

SNF DIALOGUES - SNF Agora Conversations

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The Interplay Between Technology and Democracy: Potential and Limitations

Don't miss this open discussion about possible benefits technology holds for democracy and the limits of its potential.

The discussion will be moderated by journalist and SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou and SNF Agora Institute director Harhrie Han.

Wednesday, 24 June

Low: An unforgettable musical experience

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Enjoy an evening of atmospheric music with Low, and experience the fascinating give and take between their voices and their intense spirituality.

Thursday, June 25

Comedy with Greek Stand-Up Comedians

They say they're doing stand-up, but over video we can't be sure they're not actually sitting. Either way, Greek stand-up comedians working around the world, including Giorgos Xatzipavlou, Lambros Fisfis, Angelo Tsarouchas, George Zacharopoulos, and Aliki Tsakoumi, will have us in stitches.

Thursday, 25 June

Selected Shorts

Four fascinating short stories dealing with artificial intelligence and describing unprecedented times like our present will be presented by Selected Shorts, read by actors Nia Vardalos, Kathleen Chalfant, Sam Underwood, and Valorie Curry.

Saturday, 27 June

Woman Suspended. Dimitris Kamarotos & Anna Pangalou

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Woman Suspended, by renowned composer Dimitris Kamarotos and mezzo-soprano Anna Pangalou, reflects on nature, culture, art, and music in an urban setting. The musical contemplation finds its perfect stage 47 meters above sea level, with the sun setting over the Saronic Gulf and the city of Athens. Saturday, 27 June