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. More…
'The People vs. Antigone' explores a rebel daughter taking on the patriarchy: will she lose her life when she breaks Theban law by burying her dead brother's body against decree?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
See it if This is a really great update to the play and it’s probably the first time I’ve ever actually been able to identify with the characters.
Don't see it if You’ve got a problem with feminism.