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 AIFinfo@theaterofwar.com
See it if you like social justice initiatives. Diverse cast/audience. Big-hearted, energetic. Universal questns of laws v. mortality. Vocal fireworks
Don't see it if you want polished script/songs/perfrmances. Storytelling's weak; lyrics are meh. But gr feeling in church; desire to heal, to connect.
See it if Epic Greek tragedy stripped to its core dramatically, emotionally & vocally Use of Gospel singers as Chorus inspired & moving Actors excel
Don't see it if Dramatic evening is combined with community action/town hall discussion over #blacklivesmatter issues Potent but maybe not for all tastes
See it if you love gospel choirs. The singing is amazing. And it's free.
Don't see it if you dislike political discussion. The Sophocles' play has been altered to make a point which is then commented on by audience members.
See it if Trying to make parallels to situations today at least gives it some points
Don't see it if Misses the beauty of Sophocles language - too modern otherwise. The discussion afterwards was more interesting/memorable than the play
See it if for a generous, moving, hopeful, truly communal experience. Actors, choirs & regular folk show up to mull timeless tale & its truths today.
Don't see it if Go. Unique NYC experience sure to inspire & humble you, both the performance & ensuing discussion. And it's free—even cookie & book at exit!
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See it if Great gospel music powers this show with so so acting by the leads and celebrity drop-in guests.
Don't see it if It's about the topics and it is ambitious and relevant and meaningful and worth seeing, but also smug and predictable, and pretentious.
See it if you can see the correlation between a 2500 year old play & the history we are living through at this very moment in time;
Don't see it if you don't believe that those who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it; don't want to think, period.
See it if you appreciage great gospel singing, support youth groups, you are an activist, you like classics with a spin. Amazing venue, beautiful
Don't see it if you don't like gospel singing, need elaborate setting, don't want to be in a church, are not a supporter, don't want politics in a show
See it if you can get there early for a seat up front or you don't mind not seeing alot of the action, which really isn't that important in this prodn
Don't see it if you want a well structured story, this is a condensed version of Sophocles' play
See it if You love committed and heartfelt singing and acting in an ancient play which is more relevant now than ever. Just amazing performances.
Don't see it if You do not like intense shows with a strong message.
See it if you want to share an emotionally charged evening with the performers who are very much with you about a super relevant show about injustice
Don't see it if you want more of an entertaining evening, more than a gospel choir, more than Greek drama in translation, if politics doesn't pull you in
See it if ...you enjoy social commentary on relevent events through theatre and music. Beautiful piece. Great acting. Amazing choral pieces.
Don't see it if ...you don't like theatre or current events. Hey, the tickets are FREE and the show is great. How often does that happen? See it.
See it if you are looking for a brief but striking adaptation of a Greek classic, you enjoy storytelling with the aide of song
Don't see it if you don't like Greek tragedies
See it if You love theater that makes you think, inspires you, wanna see good acting and good singing brought together.
Don't see it if You don't like Greek tragedies (although this will make you change your mind).
See it if You're ready to have your thoughts challenged. It won't hurt, because there will be amazing music to accompany the process.
Don't see it if You're close-minded or are looking for a straight-forward production. This is an experience, you will not be passive.
See it if Really beautiful retelling of Antigone accompanied by a thought provoking and unique conversation about race, gender, faith, and justice
Don't see it if You’re unwilling to engage thoughtfully with the material, don’t like modern retellings of classic scripts