Opened 29 Apr 2014
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
Something Wicked Theatre present a new interpretation of Jean Anouilh's masterpiece. Audiences will probably relish this view of an Antigone rock chick with a clear sense of what's right and an unshakeable determination, while finding Cr?on's Realpolitik arguments almost entirely persuasive. Please Note: This production is in French