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Theater | Greek Tragedy

Antigone

 
US Premiere
 
Sep 24—Oct 4, 2015
 
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RUN TIME: 1hr 40min
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By Sophokles
In a new translation by Anne Carson
Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
Directed by Ivo van Hove

Should love or law guarantee the dignity of the dead? With unvarnished intensity, Oscar-winning actor Juliette Binoche (In-I, 2009 Next Wave), Olivier-winning director Ivo van Hove (Angels in America, 2014 Next Wave), and poet and MacArthur fellow Anne Carson—offering a new colloquial translation—pare Sophokles’ great question to the tragic bone. In Thebes, Antigone has refuted King Kreon’s (Patrick O’Kane) order: that her traitorous brother’s body be left to rot outside the city gates. Vast monochrome videoscapes of sun and moon, sand and snow provide the backdrop to Van Hove’s taut, unsentimental account of a woman who, as removed from life as she is from death, ends up taking both into her own hands.

Set design and lighting by Jan Versweyveld
Costume design by An d’Huys
Video design by Tal Yarden
Dramaturgy by Peter van Kraaij
Composition and sound design by Daniel Freitag

Produced in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

In English
Read the BAM program notes for Antigone

BAM proudly dedicates this engagement to the memory of the late Rina Anoussi—the “Travel Agent to the Stars”. Rina was a beloved friend and loyal supporter of BAM for over three decades.

 
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Audio 
Beyond Antigone 
 

Acclaimed poet and translator Anne Carson's speaks with Tania Ketenjian about her new translation of Sophokles’ Antigone.

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Talks
Antigone Interpreted
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
 
Antigone Interpreted
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
 

A panel of scholars and artists examine how Sophokles’ ancient tragedy has been reinterpreted across artistic mediums.

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Talk: Antigone
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
 
Talk: Antigone
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
 

Juliette Binoche and members of the company of Antigone discuss their powerful contemporary staging of Sophokles’ play.

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