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The Clouds:

Play introduction by Don Wooten - audio podcast - text (PDF)
Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clouds
Read the play online - http://classics.mit.edu/Aristophanes/clouds.html

Last performed by the Genesius Guild in 2008 ~ Photos

Socrates was a familiar and upsetting figure in classical Athens, always asking troubling and seemingly unanswerable questions. His friend Aristophanes wrote a biting satire about him running a school which turns logic on its head.

In its modern version of the play, the Genesius Guild turns the citizens of Athens and Socrates himself into objects of farce. This final show of the season is an irreverent romp, poking fun at people and institutions we all recognize, and ending in a frantic “Mack Sennett” fiinale.