Theater of War presents Antigone in Ferguson at Clarice Smith, Nov 29

Theater of War presents Antigone in Ferguson at Clarice Smith, Nov 29

Theater of War
Antigone in Ferguson

Thursday, November 29, 2018 . 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

What happens when personal conviction clashes against state law? How do we bridge the ever-growing divide between law enforcement officers and the American communities they are charged with protecting? Acclaimed actors, police officers, local educators and concerned community members come together for dramatic readings and powerful gospel settings that bring to life Sophocles’ eternal Greek tragedy in Antigone in Ferguson – a ground-breaking social justice theatre project that aims to generate much-needed dialogue, to foster compassion and understanding, and to inspire taking positive action.

Free, tickets are required. Click here.

Antigone at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Nov 14-16

Antigone at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Nov 14-16

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Theatre Department presents:
by Sophocles
Translated by Nicholas Rudall

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

November 14 – 16, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: $5. Click here.

Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

Antigone at Clarice Smith, Oct 6-13

By Sophocles
Translated by Brendan Kennelly
Directed by Lisa Nathans

October 6 – 13, 2017.

Fri, Oct 6, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 . 2:00PM
Tue, Oct 10, 2017 . 7:30PM
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Antigone, a young woman, speaks truth to power, firmly convinced that she is right in following her moral imperative. Her King, Creon, is firmly convinced of the opposite – his law should be obeyed. This elemental ancient play about primordial human themes – honor, loyalty, love, betrayal and conviction – resonates as sharply and as damningly today as it did when it was written 2,500 years ago. This production will focus on the paradox of who is right versus who is wrong… Antigone or Creon? With the help of a modern Greek chorus, audiences will come to their own conclusions.

Note: Tickets to the evening performance on Saturday, October 7 include admission to a pre-show lecture by James Hollis, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Jung Society of Washington, starting at 6:30pm. His lecture is entitled, “Antigone’s Dilemma: An Introduction to the Universality of Choice and Consequence.”

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25, Student/Youth: $10

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