Season in Union Square

THE BURIAL AT THEBES:
A version of Sophocles' Antigone


by Seamus Heaney
directed by Charlotte Moore

January 14 - March 6, 2016
At the DR2 Theatre in Union Square

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Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s dazzling adaptation of Antigone brings life and breath to Sophocles.  First written as a response to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it stands today as a timely reminder of the conflict between the defense of state security and the protection of basic human rights. It is a brilliant contemporary poet’s possession of a classic.

After the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants burial to one brother but not the other, Antigone's defiance can only end in ruin.


Performance Schedule:
Tues at 7pm | Wed at 3pm & 8pm | Thu at 7pm | Fri at 8pm | Sat at 3pm & 8pm| Sun at 3pm
Tickets: $70, Student and group rates are available, please contact 212.727.2737.
Opening Night: Sunday, January 24, 2016

What the Critics are Saying:

beautifully spare and potent… The Burial at Thebes barrels toward its conclusion with a brutal certainty. It’s always exciting to listen to… lovely to hear even as it tells a vicious tale.” –The New York Times

“the show grabs Heaney's text by the throat… a fierce bit of bravura language” –Time Out

raw passion…pitiful and affecting” –The New Yorker

"The classic conflict between the state and the individual and civil versus religious rights has never been so well articulated… reminds us once again why we keep returning to the Greek well for critical contemplations of universal issues. –Theater Pizzazz

Excellent…Mesmerizing–Wolf Entertainment Guide

“a lean, stalwart play that makes no attempts to muddy or over-complicate the familiar tensions of Sophocles' tragedy… successfully locates the lasting power in a very familiar story.” –Star Ledger

“A sterling production…This is a must-see.” –Blog Critics


Cast:
 
Antigone
 Rebekah Brockman
Ismene
 Katie Fabel
Creon
 Paul O'Brien
Guard
 Colin Lane
Haemon  Ciaran Bowling
Tiresias  Robert Langdon Lloyd
Messenger  Rod Brogan
Eurydice  Winsome Brown

Artistic Team:
 
Director  Charlotte Moore
Set Design
 Tony Walton
Costume Design  Linda Fisher
Lighting Design
 Brian Nason
Sound Design  Zach Williamson
Properties  Deirdre Brennan
Production Stage Manager  Jeff Davolt
Assistant Stage Manager  April Kline

 

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