As part of BAM's Next Wave Festival, this new translation directed by Ivo Van Hove features Juliette Binoche as the rebellious and intense Antigone. More…
When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say "No." Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.
See it if You are okay with seeing a dark play. Don't expect to laugh. Follow the story line. Gripping.
Don't see it if You are looking for comedy.
See it if an anti-Greek-ish tragedy entices. Conversational more than cathartic. Modern dress. Timeless words, deeds. Always intelligent & beautiful.
Don't see it if you'll find deliberate pacing, projections & modern music that may distract, a star performance that isn't all that, & talktalktalk agony.
See it if (Saw in Edinburgh) You really insist on seeing a different take on this Greek classic. Go see other productions if you like Van Hove.
Don't see it if Yea, skip this one. Zero intensity, pace was horrible. I love Antigone. I was really bored. Even Binoche's talent can't save it. Set was ok.
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 throw 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 was distracting/play no sense~
See it if you enjoy political statements disguised in the form of a Greek tragedy. Cleverly presented as a modern day parable. No costumes, no sets.
Don't see it if you should be up on the Greek classic, especially at the end when a single actor sums up the finale with mumbled pentameter speech.
See it if This is a very dark play. It's based on the greek tragedy. But I left there moved and in awe of the cast. Original sets.
Don't see it if It's a bit hard to follow at times. Very dark. Very depressing. Very moving.
See it if It's a timely reinterpretation of a Classic myth. Outstanding performances.
Don't see it if This is not for the average theater goer. It's for the thoughtful, engaged spectator.
See it if Like highly stylized, dramatic interactions - if fitful & eruptive? The chorus is integrated into the story, playing characters when re-
Don't see it if quired. There's no sing-song Greek chorus here - perhaps, it's missed. This is modern, sleek staging w/ filmed projections and eerie music.