Theater of War Productions: Antigone in Ferguson
Saturday, September 30 at 8:00pm
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.
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