By Sophocles

Inspired by the Paul Roche Adaptation
Edited by Shawn René Graham and Ty Jones 
Directed by Carl CofieldChoreographed by Tiffany Rea-Fisher

October 24-29 at Lincoln Center Education

SYNOPSIS

Set in a dystopian future, the struggle for power, glory and the claim to the city shatters the bonds of brotherhood, leaving two men lifeless. The new king proclaims one brother a hero and the other the usurper, leaving his limp body lying in the street, as an example to those who dare act against the state. The citizens of the city avert their eyes due to fear, turning instead to their new leader who vows to restore order to the war torn city. But the sister of the slain young men, cannot look away, she breaks faith with everything she has ever known in order to set things right at any cost.

PRAISE FOR ANTIGONE

THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Directed with admirable clarity by Carl Cofield
“Mr. Merchant naturalistic performance… is so funny
“The lighting (by Alan C. Edwards) and cinematic sound design (by Curtis Craig) are… excellent.”

Time Out New York

“Superb comic turn by Anthony Vaughn Merchant…
“Ty Jones: He’s extraordinary…
“CTH is building a paradise in Marcus Garvey Park…”

AM New York

“The play delivers an atmosphere that is electric and intense that it keeps you on the edge of your seat”

 

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