Mac Wellman’s ANTIGONE explodes this well-known myth into a heap of shards, imagining it eons before Sophocles’ first dramatization, as the three graces slowly pluck the story from the void, creating a lively meditation on its existential dilemmas.

PREMIERE:
December, 2002 | Dance Theater Workshop (New York, NY)


HISTORY:
April 27 – May 23, 2004
Classic Stage Company
New York, NY

February 27 – 29, 2004
Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicago, IL

February 3 – 5, 2004
Theater im Pumpenhaus
Muenster, Germany

January 21 – 31, 2004
Kampnagel
Hamburg, Germany

February 27 – March 2, 2003
UCLA Live
Los Angeles, CA

February 20 – 23, 2003
On the Boards
Seattle, WA

December, 2002
Bessie Schönberg Theater
Dance Theater Workshop
New York, NY

CREDITS:
Adapted by Mac Wellman
Directed by Paul Lazar
Choreographed and co-directed by Annie-B Parson
Songs by Cynthia Hopkins
Sound by Jane Shaw with Ms. Parson
Set by Joanne Howard
Lighting by Jay Ryan
Costumes by Claudia Stephens
Production management by Will Knapp

Presented by Dance Theater Workshop, David R. White, executive director and producer; Cathy Edwards and Craig T. Peterson, co-artistic directors.

Performers: Didi O’Connell, Molly Hickok, Rebecca Wisocky, Tricia Brouk and Leroy Logan

“The secret of this brilliant production is its confidence in theater as a language unlike any other. BIG DANCE THEATER’s ANTIGONE blithely brings the prehistory of one of the West’s great myths into the postmodern, globalized present.” – Village Voice

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“It stuns us on its own imaginative terms.”

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