Antigone Dead People (2012)
Small Wooden Shoe and Theatreworks Productions
Playwright: Evan Webber
Director: Jacob Zimmer
The Tranzac Club
October 18th, 2012 – October 19th, 2012
It's an Antigone that hinges on reasonable accommodation and terrorism. That asks real – difficult, tragic – questions about our capacity to deal with migration and difference. A contemporary mythic Antigone that is as ambiguous, complex and painful as politics, family and death actually are. The production is for a community hall. Rough and stunning. Scale and grassroots. With beautiful costumes and the kind of embedded technology we all live with – a layering of pre-recorded and live voice, noises and music, with flat screen live feed television. A world of mediatized politics, constant surveillance, a robot tank and uncertain realities .It’s an Antigone performed by ghosts. The ghosts of the characters of Antigone. Ghosts who, after two thousand years of enacting their stories over and over – stories of rebellion and death, of “the strangers at the gates”, of generational conflict and civil wars –these ghosts begin to wonder what would happen if they could tell a different story.