Random Access Theatre presents the Sophocles classic about the courageous daughter of Oedipus, who chooses to stand up for what she thinks is right, even in the face of dire consequences. More…
This modern retelling of 'Antigone' examines how a Greek tragedy fits into contemporary society, and whether we would be surprised to hear these stories on the nightly news today. Part of Random Access Theatre's Resistance and Rebellion in Rep series, 'Antigone' runs in repertory with 'Hoppla, We're Alive!'
See it if ancient Greek tragedy absorbs you and a well produced modern adaptation, true to the original plot, intrigues, amuses and moves you.
Don't see it if you prefer comedies or musicals, cannot sit through a 90 minute performance without intermission or cannot appreciate the horror of hubris.
See it if you want to see a classic Greek tragedy brought to vibrant life by a talented ensemble. I was awed by both the scholarship and acting.
Don't see it if you only like big box theater
See it if you want to be immersed in a play and emotionally connected to the drama's characters.
Don't see it if you want a large-scale production or cannot appreciate a modern updating of a Greek tragedy.
See it if You want to see a modern version of the classic in a treatment SO applicably current. Creon's tie needs another 6 inches in length!!
Don't see it if You are a true classicist with no sense of humor or you simply supported the current POTUS.
See it if You want to see a masterful performance of young actors in a refreshing, updated, emotionally intense version of this Greek classic.
Don't see it if You want elaborate sets / staging or a traditional version of Antigone. This isn't for you if you want a big, bombastic theater experience.
See it if You want to see an incredible story almost 2500 years old, but without the distracting trappings of language/costumes of a bygone era.
Don't see it if You have trouble taking teenagers seriously. You expect a comedy: after a few jokes at the beginning about high school, it plays as tragedy
See it if You need to be reminded that the Greeks knew a thing or two about human behavior and politics, psyche and society; terrific writing, acting.
Don't see it if You object to modernization of ancient text leaving no doubt of its relevance today with sincere acting, updated production on a shoestring.
See it if You like modern interpretations of heavily revised classics.
Don't see it if You're expecting to see the original "Antigone" and/or cannot keep the original play out of your head. You have to keep an open mind.
See it if You like re-imagingings of classic plays. You want to support a young theatre company.
Don't see it if You want a re-imaginging w/out commentary or trigger warnings about what has happened or will do. You want a more fully developed company.
See it if You want to see a few talented actors in an important story. You are moved by the story no matter how flawed the adaptation.
Don't see it if You want to see the play done in its original period/style. You need a lot of production value.
See it if You'd like to see a modern version of a classic and don't mind some parts not adapted well to the metro city high school setting.
Don't see it if You prefer original dialogue/set/costume etc. And aren't a fan of direct address to audience by a narrator.
See it if You want to see an amateurish production of a classic Greek play which has dialogue a teenager would say.
Don't see it if You're expecting a mature interpretation of this classic Greek tragedy or if profanity offends you. I was greatly disappointed.
See it if you want to support indie theater; you want to see a modern take on a classic
Don't see it if you like the original text, or at least want to see a thoughtful treatment of a classic text
See it if You like the original story/Greek classics in general and you're interested in a modern retelling that demonstrates its enduring relevance
Don't see it if You're expecting/only like big productions and/or musicals
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