Antigone

Sophocles

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8 – 22 Oct 2016

Thurs, 6 Oct. 7:30pm
Fri, 7 Oct. 7:30pm
Sat, 8 Oct. 2pm, 7:30pm
Tues, 11 Oct. 6:30pm
Wed, 12 Oct. 7:30pm
Thurs, 13 Oct. 7:30pm
Fri, 14 Oct. 7:30pm
Sat, 15 Oct. 2pm, 7:30pm
Mon, 17 Oct. 6:30pm
Tues, 18 Oct. 7:30pm
Wed, 19 Oct. 7:30pm
Thurs, 20 Oct. 7:30pm
Fri, 21 Oct. 7:30pm
Sat, 22 Oct. 2pm, 7:30pm

 

Venue: Seymour Centre
Theatre Company: Sport For Jove

Duration: approx 110 minutes


A new Sport for Jove adaptation by Damien Ryan, Terry Karabelas, Andrea Demetriades & William Zappa.

How do we punish our enemies, how do we reconcile our hatred and fear of those who seek to hurt us? We see it on our news every night, young people across the world caught up in violent ideologies, turning against their own state, their own people, destroying lives in ‘lone wolf attacks’ or planned militia violence. The modern terrorist typically dies in the act, hated and infamous – but loved by someone, a sister, a father, a mother. What do we do with the hated dead? What right do we have to love a terrorist when he is our brother? What comes first, state or family?

Antigone, a child of war, like too many in our world, asked a burning moral question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day. What are willing to defend in the name of love? A young girl stands against the wind and inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. But her excess of feeling and fundamentalist zeal are hard to reconcile in a world crying out for unity, order and the rule of law in a time of chaos. Her uncle, Creon, the King, believes he is selflessly placing his state above the welfare of his family, pursuing a principle with the sort of consistency that we cry out for in politicians who so often stand for nothing. The political voice today is obsessed with symbolic speech and action in response to the random fear that governs us. But are words enough? Are there unwritten laws that matter more than judicial ones? What is justice?

Antigone, by Sophocles, is one of the world’s greatest examples of how tragedy can do you good. This play is not about burying a body, it is about burying our hatred, resolving it, salving it, curing it, perhaps even forgiving it and reconciling a world back to peace. Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. She stands against the monolith and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs. Antigone is an essential theatre experience. Ideal for HSC tragedy students and all drama and English students, exploring classical theatrical conventions and contemporary theatre practice.


 

Ticket Prices
School Price $25*
Adult $42
Concession $35
Booking fees may apply

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