Creon, newly anointed King of Thebes, has declared that the rebel son of Oedipus must remain unburied while his hero brother receives a royal funeral. The youngest sister, Antigone, must decide between her family’s honor and her own life.
“‘Antigone’, Jean Anouilh’s best known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. More ambivalent than his Greek model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore disturbing moral dilemma’s of our times.”- Ted Freeman
The exquisite language and relevance of the text today is both inspiring and action provoking; A “battle cry” for justice and self actualization in our contemporary era of indifference and futility.
This Los Angeles based production of Anouilh’s “Antigone” translated by Barbara Bray is directed by Joseph Matarrese, produced in association with Giant Janitor Productions and starring Brittany Kilcoyne McGregor and Miguel Perez.
*Antigone (Anouilh/ Bray) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.