Written by Sophocles
Adaptation & Direction by Tanner Maroney
About This Performance
The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new version of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus, Antigone is a pioneering heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. What follows is an intense exploration of humanity, morality, law, and justice that leaves few unharmed. This new version written and directed by Tanner Maroney offers audiences a streamlined take on this classic and transfers the dialogue, setting, themes, and characters to our modern world where the deeper truths of the play become ever more relevant.
Antigone ran Off-Off Broadway in April of 2018 at the 124 Bank Street Theater in New York City.
"Death is waiting for us all. Better to greet it with your head held high and say 'I am me in this life and whatever follows it.' We all can change the world. I don't always know how, but I think it comes down to taking a stand. The woman who refuses to give up her seat, the student stands in front of a tank-- When we stop accepting less than what we and those around us deserve that is how we change the world in our own way. It's a simple idea really, but sometimes it requires that last full measure of devotion."
Cast and Creative Team
Haemon | Chorus
Ismene | Chorus
Guard | Tiresias | Chorus
Produced by Tanner Maroney, Julia de la Torre, and Joshua Schwartz | Production Design by Tanner Maroney | Assistant Direction by Julia de la Torre
This production was made possible through the collaboration of The Art House, Howl Magazine, and Wolf Suit Productions.