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"This boy is dead, stop killing him."

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.

 

Approximate run time: 70 minutes, without intermission

 

March 1 - April 5, 2015

Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Production Sponsors

          

 

This program is partially supported by a grant

from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Sophokles

translated by Anne Carson

directed by Jonathan L. Green

 

March 1 - April 5, 2015

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 70 minutes, without intermission

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.

Production Sponsors:

          

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.