The play is a contemporary retelling of Antigone, that incorporates texts by Richard Nixon, Tom Hayden, Peter Brook, Anne Carson, Pablo Neruda, Susan Sontag, and Hannah Arendt. It previously played the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival, where it received the festival's Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Play.
The production will star Laura Heisler as Antigone and Peter Jay Fernandez as Creon, along with Aria Alpert, MacLeod Andrews, Martin Moran, Seth Numrich, Jamel Rodriguez, Ray Anthony Thomas, and Wendy vanden Heuvel.
The creative team will include Ola Maslik (set), Clint Ramos (costumes), Joel Moritz (lighting), Eric Shim and Brandon Epperson (sound), Joe Tekippe (video), and Joseph Travers (fight direction).
The production will be accompanied by two political forums following the 5pm performances on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 21, with featured guests to include Amy Goodman (Democracy Now), Katrina vanden Heuvel (The Nation), Michael Ratner (President, Center for Constitutional Rights), Patricia J. Williams (prominent professor and law critic), JoAnn Wypijewski (columnist - Mother Jones and The Nation), Jared Bernstein (Economic Policy Institute), as well as leading theatre artists including playwright Wallace Shawn.
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