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Antigone (Random Access Theatre)

From 24 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Clever, Resonant

About the show

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!' 

Member Reviews (24)


Great acting, Relevant, Absorbing, Clever, Resonant
Avg Score

Ambitious, Entertaining, Indulgent, Smug, Immature

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.

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent

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.

Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Clever, Resonant

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.

Clever, Absorbing, Great acting, Intense, Riveting

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

Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Resonant

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

Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Relevant

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.

Delightful, Resonant, Fun

See it if a good somewhat modern day interpretation; well acted

Don't see it if you don't want to see a twenty-something take on this classic

Disappointing, Banal, Boring, For high school audience

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.

Confusing, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You wanna give money to a young company of well-meaning actors.

Don't see it if Really neutered adaptations of the classics aren't your thing. Every directorial/writing choice undercuts the play.

Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful, Relevant, Profound

See it if Like greek tragedies, told in a updated version.

Don't see it if Dont like greek tragedies, that bounce back anx forth form the past to the present.

Great acting, Intelligent, Riveting, Intense, Absorbing

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.

Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You enjoy a modern humor-infused version of a Greek tragedy performed by young artists.

Don't see it if You prefer classical plays performed in origin form.

Slow, Amateurish

See it if You want to show support for small productions.

Don't see it if You have better things to do.

Also Most of the actors were great, except probably the son. But for a smal... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Great acting

See it if you enjoy Greek classics and how they still f*ing apply to our times.

Don't see it if you have a stick up your butt about modern adaptations of ancient works.

Resonant, Relevant, Indulgent, Disappointing, Cliched

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.

Also Short of a few talented young actresses, this production and adaptatio... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like seeing classics re-imagined n a more modern setting

Don't see it if you're looking for a big production, or don't like changes to original texts

Also The acting I saw was masterful and riveting; I was sucked in right fro... Read more Read less

Disappointing, Relevant, Slow, Ambitious, Banal

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.

Also The acting was good, nothing outstanding though. The idea of modernizi... Read more Read less

Cliched, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if you like Greek tragedy but without all the fancy dialogue.

Don't see it if you don't like modern adaptations of classic theater.

Also To be clear, this is not the classic Antigone done in a modern setting... Read more Read less

Relevant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Confusing, Banal

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.

Fluffy, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You want fresh talent and a new take on a greek tragedy.

Don't see it if You expect a big production

Cliched, Disappointing, Banal

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

Also I was really excited to see a modern staging of Antigone, which I read... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Intense, Relevant, Entertaining

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.

Great acting, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

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

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing, Great acting, Resonant

See it if You're interested in refreshigy updated adaptations performed by talent young actors.

Don't see it if You're only interested in classical text.

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