Fusion Theatre's production merges two takes on the Sophocles classic: Jean Anouilh's 1944 political and moral drama, and Arthur Honegger's 1927 opera. More…
When her dead brother is declared a traitor, his body left exposed beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle King Creon, she dares to say, "No." Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, an act that triggers a cycle of destruction. Fusion Theatre draws its cast from a pool of classically trained actors who are also renowned opera singers in a production that features arias in addition to dialog,
See it if You need an air conditioned room with uncomfortable seats. If you enjoy ear piercing opera moments mixed with a high school level production
Don't see it if If you can think of anything else to do like shining your shoes.
See it if You want to hear some lovely music sung with great fervor somewhat lacking in modulation. Hear an abbreviated old tale.
Don't see it if you need more than a bare stage with a hassock and gold draped pedestal.
See it if you want to see a failed experiment. Greek tragedy with operatic interludes that make very little sense.
Don't see it if you are looking for good experimental theater.
See it if Yoru standards are so low that anything touching on ancient Greece, however unprofessional in its presentation, is fine by you.
Don't see it if You expect a modicum of professionalism in any production on a New York City stage.
See it if you like seeing experimental theater and classically trained opera singers
Don't see it if seating matters to you, these seats are painful!
See it if Seemed labour of love by self directing lead who, though good actress, was 2 old. Antigone MUST b a young woman. Opera thrown in 4 no reason
Don't see it if Was a lazy production-no effort w/staging, props, lighting or costume. Age of 2 "young lovers" being near 40 distracting/play makes no sense
See it if you are unfamiliar with Anouilh's play, since it is great and worth knowing.
Don't see it if you want anything above a bare-bones staging. If mediocre singing offends you. Two of the arias were very good, but others much less so.
See it if you are interested in listening to some beautiful operatic voices, a simplistic design of a powerful show, some wonderful acting.
Don't see it if you need all the trappings of a set, props and costumes.
See it if You like Greek mythology fused with a handful of opera songs. Voices were great as was the acting.
Don't see it if You don't like a long show and uncomfortable wood seats. Otherwise the show is a "go see it"!
See it if you want to sit through an amateur production (reminiscent of middle school or high school theater) to get an idea of the story of Antigone
Don't see it if The idea of blending opera and classic theater intrigues you and you'll be bummed if the execution falls flat. Also, there are only 4 songs.
See it if you enjoy hearing a classical song with a non-scenic backdrop and the action focused on the characters developing the plot with no distracts
Don't see it if you don't like operatic singing and short scene vignettes
See it if If you like opratic arias (performed wonderfully) mixed with a modernly adapted greek play that is relevant for today
Don't see it if If you want fancy sets or major production values
See it if If you like a very special, intimate, intense production. The text and acting make Antigone vivid, accessible; the music gives deep nuance.
Don't see it if If you are seeking easy spectacle entertainment.