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Antigone in Ferguson

From 18 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intense

About the show

Theater of War presents a free, encore staging of their project, which fuses a dramatic reading from Sophocles’ tragedy with live choral music sung by a chorus of activists, police officers, and youth from Ferguson and NYC. More…

"Antigone in Ferguson" was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation.

Tickets: Tickets are FREE but RSVP is encouraged. For inquiries, please contact (917) 426-3233 or 

Member Reviews (18)


Great singing, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Intense

Disappointing, Banal

See it if You're interested in social justice and sparking thoughtful conversations

Don't see it if This show is actually 2/3 staged reading and 1/3 talkback. Not truly a play by any means

September 14th, 2018
for a previous production "In this production, every member of the audience is also a member of a chorus...'Antigone in Ferguson,' specifically, is meant to open the door on the thoughts and feelings aroused by the shooting of the 18-year-old Mr. Brown...With force and focus, they unspooled the events that lead to Antigon...
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September 30th, 2018
for a previous production "Doerries has given the cast a trim hour-long version...Behind them a tip-top band and a choir full of gospel powerhouses sings Phil Woodmore’s wonderful settings of Sophocles’ famous choruses...All is revealed in the crucial second half of the show, a panel and guided discussion...What almost ne...
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September 21st, 2018
for a previous production “The 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown inspired this exuberant concert-style presentation...Doerries’ proficient staging transforms it all into a novel, entertaining and emotionally charged experience...The cast changes weekly...The format is of the cast at music stands with scripts expressiv...
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September 16th, 2018
for a previous production "The piece becomes a direct reaction to Michael Brown’s murder in 2014, a tragedy that feels inappropriately distant today...From the get go, the production makes it clear that it’s not entertainment, but a lens through which to examine how our reality is oversaturated with violence...If you are ...
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