Theater of War Productions: Antigone in Ferguson

SOLD OUT! (there will be a wait line at the door)

Both compelling theatre and searing social justice project,

Antigone in Ferguson is a radical and unlikely staging of

Sophocles’s classic tragedy, conceived in response to

the 2014 killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Antigone’s themes of integrity and human folly, set down in

the fifth century BCE, resonate through the ages, illuminating

the recent clash between public authorities and American

citizens as they call for justice in police brutality cases.

Bryan Doerries, author of The Theater of War: What Ancient

Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today, directs this timely

adaptation. Performed by an all-star cast along with a gospel

choir featuring police officers, educators, and community

members from Ferguson, the play makes an appeal for the

timelessness of Sophocles—and the urgency of grappling

with his implications in our current political climate.

Saturday, September 30 at 8:00pm

MainStage, ’62 Center

Event Type

performances, Arts at Williams

Departments

'62 Center, Williams Reads

Cost

$3 (students)/ $10

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