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THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

an adaptation by Brandon Walker from the play by Sophocles

 

THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE is modernized take on the tragic story of a girl facing death for sticking to her moral convictions.

TSP Main Stage - April 22-May 13, 2018
64 East 4th Street, Underground Space, NYC

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This play is a part of TSP's THE WHISTLEBLOWER SERIES, a rotating repertory of three plays about activism against oppression. See all plays in the series for just $15 per play - CLICK HERE.

Synopsis:

The Seeing Place presents a world premiere adaptation of Sophocles tragic story - THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. A modern take on the classic myth, this new play explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?

 

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CAST and CREATIVE TEAM:

Creon   Alan Altschuler*
Haemon   Joshua George
Eurydice   Isa Goldberg
Guard   Clinton Powell
Antigone   Sabrina Schlegel-Mejia
Ismene   Gaia Visnar
Female Understudy   Broghanne Jessamine
Male Understudy   Trey Tetrault
     
Writer & Director   Brandon Walker
Producer & Story Editor   Erin Cronican
Stage Management   Trey Tetrault
Set & Costume Design   Erin Cronican
Lighting Design   John Salutz
Production Design Associate   Nickie Dubick
Publicist   Michelle Tabnick PR
     
   
* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

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Production Photos - Click for Slideshow

 

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Talkbacks for THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018 (8pm)
Speaker: Sandra Robinson, PhD
Theme: Myth in Modern Society

See the 8pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores the how myths play a role in modern culture in the play, THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE. Get your tickets here.

Sandra Robinson is on the faculty of Sarah Lawrence where she teaches Asian Studies and comparative religions. Her courses include seminars on myth and ritual originated there by Joseph Campbell.  Previously a dean and professor at Harvard, Duke and Swarthmore, she received two Fulbright awards for research in India.  Her writings include anthropological essays, experimental narrative and poems. Sandra received her B.A. from Wellesley and her Ph.D.  The University of Chicago. She is a Board member of the Feminist Press.

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 (2pm)
Speaker: The Cast and Creative Team
Theme: Creating THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE

See the 2pm show and then stick around for a talkback that explores how the artists collaborated to bring THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE to life. Get your tickets here.

 

 

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Articles about THE PEOPLE VS ANTIGONE:

 

4/9/18 - "The Whistleblower Series: Feminism, Empathy, and the Female Anti-Hero" - Hedonist/Shedonist

3/29/18 - "The Seeing Place Theater Presents The Whistleblower Series" - Broadway World

 

 

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