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The People vs. Antigone

From 12 member  reviews
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. 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?


Member Reviews (12)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Great acting, Slow, Relevant, Great writing
68
Avg Score

75
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.

Also I admire The Seeing Place Theater: I write this as constructive sugges... Read more Read less

65
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.

90
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.

0
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.

Also the company's commitment to "The Actor's Organic Process" as described... Read more Read less

45
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.

Also One audience member laughed the whole time because the script was so b... Read more Read less

65
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.

Also I really, really wanted to like this show. The actors did the best wit... Read more Read less

68
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.

Also It is a very intimate space which they used creatively. There were som... Read more Read less

88
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

86
Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Great writing, Profound

See it if political plays appeal to you that are raw and emotional.

Don't see it if you only like polished sappy plays.

Also It was really refreshing, and it felt like a timely feminist cry for e... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Masterful, Relevant

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.

92
Funny, Edgy, Great acting, Great writing, Must see

See it if The play was really alive the night I saw it. It seemed really real.

Don't see it if You like presentational theater

Also I really believed everything that was happening onstage, and with a st... Read more Read less

83
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if you enjoy new twists on old standards that still hew closely to the classic text

Don't see it if you don't like teenage emotions

Also I very much enjoyed this modern adaptation of Antigone by Brandon Walk... Read more Read less


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