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Socrates, an odyssey

Eliana Fabiyi


Categories: Immersive/Interactive Experience, Art for Young Audiences (Kids Fringe), Family

Dates: September 29, 2023 - September 30, 2023

Run Time: 40 mins

Venue: Liberty Lands


Socrates is an average, everyday sock – a plain sock, not a sock that anybody would particularly remember. But today, they find themselves in the worst of all situations: in the chaos of a spin cycle, they have lost their mate. Thus commences an epic odyssey of a little sock in a big house, braving mythic monsters, uncharted lands, and terrifying pets, all to be reunited with their other half. In an interactive, fearless and improbable world of puppetry, Socrates helps us to discover strengths we didn’t know we had, and recognize the importance of community when we are far from home.

The development of Socrates, an odyssey is supported in part by ReImagine: New Plays in TYA (a joint effort of Children’s Theatre Foundation of America, Freeplay Society, The KennedyCenter, and Write Now), and Ninth Planet’s Producing Incubator.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Eliana Fabiyi is a director, writer and puppeteer who graduated from the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, France. She is a founding member of La Compagnie Kumzitz, based in Paris and co-wrote their most recent show, Gauche Gauche Gauche, *nous sommes là pour vous aider.  She is also a sound designer and violinist, having most recently sound designed for Inis Nua on their production of Meet Me at Dawn. Her work spans many genres, including absurd comedy and theatre for young audiences.  


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