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Antigone in Ferguson: CUNY

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries

Music Composed By Phil Woodmore

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Thu, Dec 03.2020 6:30 PM

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About the play

  • Antigone by Sophocles

    Sophocles’ Antigone is an ancient play about a teenage girl who wishes to bury her brother, Polyneices, who recently died in a brutal civil war. Creon, the new, untested king, has ruled that Polyneices’ body must remain above the earth, and that anyone who breaks this law will be put to death. Antigone openly and intentionally defies his edict, covering her brother’s body with dirt and publicly declaring her allegiance to a higher law, one that transcends that of the state—the law of love. Creon is then forced, by his own political rhetoric, and the by fragile social order that he has barely begun to establish since the civil war, to make an example of his niece, by sentencing her to death. In the process of following through with his own decree, Creon loses everything. At its core, Antigone is a play about what happens when personal conviction and state law clash, raising the question: When everyone is right (or feels justified), how do we avert the violence that will inevitably take place?

Cast Members

  • Moses Ingram Headshot

    Moses Ingram

  • Corey Hawkins Headshot

    Corey Hawkins

  • Tate Donovan Headshot

    Tate Donovan

  • Marjolaine Goldsmith Headshot

    Marjolaine Goldsmith

  • Jumaane Williams Headshot

    Jumaane Williams

  • Willie Woodmore Headshot

    Willie Woodmore

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