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Title

Antigonick

Description

March 1 - April 5, 2015: Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson (The Autobiography of Red). Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It’s one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? Carson’s biting and thrilling free translation brings Antigone to new light and casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family.

Date

2015

Dates of production

Mar 1- Apr 5, 2015

Performance space

Victory Gardens Theatre

Director(s)

Jonathan L. Green

Theater company/group

Sideshow Theatre Company

Adaptator(s)

Anne Carson

Primary ancient source

Sophocles, Antigone