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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
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.
This performance is currently sold out, but don’t despair.
Additional seats may become available on the day of the performance due to returns. These seats are sold on a first-come, first-served basis right before the show starts.
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