Photo: Michael Zirkle

Created by Hoi Polloi

February 20 – March 1, 2014

Presented by Duke Performances

Brooklyn theater company Hoi Polloi creates full-throttle theatrical experiences that look at how Americans come together and how we fall apart. In that vein, the OBIE Award-winning company the New York Times lauded for their “audacity, invention, and talent” takes on the father of western philosophy’s blueprint for nation-building: Plato’s Republic.

Republic tackles the massive moral questions raised by Socrates, against an ever-shifting dream-like backdrop of characters and settings. An intimate audience joins their symposium, to address a fundamental human question: Why be good? Artistic Director Alec Duffy, a Duke graduate, developed Republic over a two-year residency on campus; the result is an adventure that stimulates both the senses and the synapses.

Manbites Dog Theater’s Other Voices Series


(Note: Updated performance start times)
Thur-Sat Feb 20-22 at 8:15
Sunday Matinee Feb 23 at 3:15
Wed-Sat Feb 26 – Mar 1 at 8:15

Manbites Dog is sold out of advance tickets for all remaining shows. Any tickets that become available will be sold to an in-person-only waiting list at the theater when we open box office about 7:00. No advance sign-up.
Questions? Get Waiting List info here
(* Note: For shows sold out at Manbites, Duke Performances may still have some tickets available. Check their website for current info. Manbites Dog Season Pass tickets and Manbites Dog discounts are not available through Duke Box Office.)


Limited Seating; Tickets now on sale
Buy tickets online
or by phone – 919.682.3343

All shows: $17
$2 discount for Senior (62+)/Military
Student tickets: $5 with i.d.
Season Passes accepted for all shows