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 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 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 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.
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