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I Am Antigone (Dream Up 2017)

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Confusing, Wordy, Absorbing, Ambitious, Indulgent

About the show

Part of Theater for the New City's 2017 Dream Up Festival: This adaptation of Sophocles' drama presents the tale of Antigone from her point of view. More…

After performing burial rites for her beloved brother Polynices against Creon's decree, Antigone is condemned to be buried alive. There she lives to this day, impervious to time. And now she's telling us her story. 'I Am Antigone' speaks to every individual who dares to take a stand against tyrannical power, making the play a live fuse of a national meltdown.



September 16th, 2017
"There is much talent and intelligence in this production of 'I Am Antigone.' Some of the writing is beautiful, and Nicole Ansari is a strong and convincing Antigone...But this Antigone has a few serious problems. First, it is uneven in tone, to the point of fighting against itself. Director Myri...
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September 15th, 2017
"A powerful new adaptation...The references are so scattered and seemingly random that the reason is lost without more clarity of explanation. Director Myriam Cyr does a fine job orchestrating the chorus and employing basic theatrical tropes to the production’s advantage, but this still reads as ...
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