9 – 12 Nov 2016
Wednesday 9 November 1pm (Plus Q&A)
Thursday 10 November 7:30pm
Friday 11 November 11am (Plus Q&A) & 7:30pm
Saturday 12 November 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Venue: Riverside: Lennox Theatre
Theatre Company: Sport For Jove
Duration: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (Including interval)
Weekday Matinees also include a Q&A
HOW DO THE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF PERSONAL CONSCIENCE SURVIVE WHEN SET AGAINST THE LAWS OF A SOCIETY AND A NATION?
Antigone is a child of war, like too many in our world. She asked a simple question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day, as so many recent events have demonstrated. What do we do with the body of a terrorist, a murderer, who has brought destruction, death and horror to our community when that terrorist is our brother. Our own flesh and blood?
Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone 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, refuses to bury the body of his cruel nephew. He believes he is 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. But where does justice lie between these extremes? Antigone stands against the wind and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs.
An exciting new adaptation by Damien Ryan of Sophocles’ great play, starring the wonderful Andrea Demetriades, William Zappa, Anna Volska, Louisa Mignone, Deborah Galanos, Fiona Press, Joseph Del Re, Elijah Williams, Janine Watson and Thomas Royce-Hampton, co-directed by Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas.
Please note this show will contain nudity and a simulated sex scene scene under a sheet.
Single Tickets Adult $39
Single Tickets Concession $34
Single Tickets 30 & Under $25
Groups 10+ $34