National Hellenic Museum Presents Trial of Socrates on May 22

CHICAGO – The National Hellenic Museum presents ‘The Trial of Socrates’ at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street in Chicago on Monday, May 22, 7 PM, with nationally renowned attorneys and judges set to take on ancient Greece’s most famous court case: The People vs. Socrates. Hollywood actor and Second City alum John Kapelos (The Shape of Water, The Umbrella Academy, The Breakfast Club, Forever Knight) will portray Socrates during this dynamic live event, which is hosted by award-winning TV and radio personality Andrea Darlas.

Prosecution attorneys Patrick Collins (King & Spalding), Tinos Diamantatos (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) and Julie Porter (Salvatore Prescott Porter & Porter, PLLC) will present the People’s case against Socrates, and defense attorneys Robert A. Clifford (Clifford Law Offices), Dan K. Webb (Winston & Strawn) and Sarah King (Clifford Law Offices) will present the defense of Socrates.

Prominent judges presiding over ‘The Trial of Socrates’ are Hon. Joy V. Cunningham of the Illinois Supreme Court, Hon. Jorge Alonso of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and Hon. Anna Demacopoulos and Hon. Anthony C. Kyriakopoulos of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The Trial jury includes major media personalities and civic leaders: Hon. Louis G. Apostol, Public Administrator of Cook County; Monica Eng, Reporter at Axios Chicago; Toby Eveland, Managing Partner at Saul Ewing; Andrea Hanis, Editor of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin; John Howell, Host at 890 WLS AM; Tony Karman, President and Director of Expo Chicago; Eleni Katsoulis, Senior Counsel of Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and President of the Hellenic Bar Association; Young Richard Kim, Associate Professor and Head of Classics and Mediterranean Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago; Johnny Mars, DJ at 93 WXRT FM; Dan Mihalopoulos, Investigative Reporter at 91.5 WBEZ FM; Jim Sotos, Managing Partner at Sotos Law Firm; Georgia Tasiopoulou, Consul of Greece in Chicago; and alternate juror George Bellas, Partner at Bellas & Wachowski Attorneys at Law.

NHM is grateful for the generosity of our Trial of Socrates sponsors, including lead sponsors The Jaharis Family Foundation, Calamos Investments and Clifford Law Offices.

For more information, visit: nationalhellenicmuseum.org/trial.

RSVP by May 21 to Elizabeth Neukirch: [email protected] or call 815-751-5844.


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