The People vs. Antigone
The People vs. Antigone

The People vs. Antigone NYC Reviews and Tickets

(12 Ratings)
Members say
Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Great writing

About the Show

The Seeing Place theater presents this world premiere adaptation of Sophocles's drama, a modern take on the tragic story of a girl facing death for sticking to her moral convictions.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (12)

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267 Reviews | 52 Followers
Relevant, Intense, Profound, Absorbing, Intelligent

See it if You are interested in a modern adaption of the story. Well written and absorbing - I related to the characters in ways I never have before.

Don't see it if You are looking for a light-hearted Broadway-style production. This is a very intimate venue and you can't escape the emotion and intensity.

683 Reviews | 161 Followers
Ambitious, Unfinished, Quirky, Strong performances, Uneven

See it if you’d like to see an adaptation of a classic that goes its own way even as it builds on the original (& 1 other modern adaptation).

Don't see it if you like your classics pure, or your productions big budget, or your theater experiments polished. Read more

754 Reviews | 127 Followers
Awkward staging, Peculiar translation, Slow, Disappointing, Banal

See it if you are curious about this young company or if you want to see what can happen in the modernization of a Greek classic.

Don't see it if you know the original. The writer has added cell phones but lost the balance between passion and order that makes the play exciting.

82 Reviews | 21 Followers
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You enjoy community theater-style productions and modern adaptations of Greek tragedies.

Don't see it if You need a fast-paced show or are looking for something truly resonant. Read more

87 Reviews | 25 Followers
Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow

See it if You like a very small theatre experience. That is being generous. I truly have nothing positive to say.

Don't see it if You value your time. The writing was poor and the actors did the best they could but couldn’t salvage the show. Read more

73 Reviews | 21 Followers
Excruciating, Banal, Confusing, Disappointing, Slow

See it if you know someone in the cast. Or you are a Sophocles super-fan. You have a lot of patience for amateurish acting w/ no direction.

Don't see it if you expect a finished product. Actors constantly step on each other's cues. Feels like art therapy, not professional artists. Read more

27 Reviews | 5 Followers
Great acting, Mixed feelings, Cliched, Disappointing, Great potential

See it if you want to support small theatre or love new, raw plays. Also, if you just like Antigone.

Don't see it if you want a polished play with excellent writing and direction. Read more

15 Reviews | 6 Followers
Riveting, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Must see, Great writing

See it if YOU might enjoy an up to date version of the Original Antigone with fresh eyes

Don't see it if you cannot free yourself from Jean Anouilh's Antigone