With: Art Acuña, Alexis Camins, Cindy Cheung, Siho Ellsmore, Emi Fujinami Jones, Mia Katigbak, Orville Mendoza, Nicky Paraiso, Fausto Pineda, James Shubert, Cruz Turcott, Eunice Wong
Directed by Jean Randich
508 West 53rd Street
July 24 – August 14, 2004
Mondays – Saturdays, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 7, 3:00 p.m.
For reservations: (212) 244-0447
Brendan Kennelly: Translator
Robert Murphy: Original Music
Sue Rees: Set Designer
Stephen Petrilli: Lighting Designer
Elly van Horne: Costume Designer
Dave Morreale: Sound Designer
Karen Hergesheimer: Stage Manager
Cindy Cheung, Nicky Paraiso, Alexis Camins, Mia Katigbak, and company
(Photographer: Sue Rees)
One of the most revered Greek tragedies, ANTIGONE begins at dawn, the morning after a brutal war has robbed Thebes of its King. In this volatile climate, Creon ascends the throne, establishing a new law designed to protect the State by making its claims supreme. But the edict effects the opposite, triggering the timeless conflicts that make us human: the friction between women and men, youth and age, individual and society, dead and living, gods and mortals. No one, not Antigone, nor the King’s son, nor anyone in Thebes, can make this King listen and spare him the harsh consequences of his steely determination.