Antigone

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One of these girls has just revealed how mad she is. The other has been that way since she was born.

– Antigone by Sophocles

In April 2015, Theatre Pandora presented a beautiful and challenging production of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. The tragic masterpiece came to life on stage at the Havana Theatre through an exciting modern translation by Ian Johnston.

The story of Antigone is a beautiful and unsettling tragedy about a young woman who is forced to choose her family honour over the laws of the city. She is condemned to death for simply wanting to give her brother proper burial rituals so that he may rest peacefully among the dead. Her uncle Creon finds himself between a rock and a hard place when he is forced to execute her for civil disobedience. Fondness becomes madness  for everyone involved.

Director Tom McLaren staged an engaging political thriller with old fashioned sound design by CJ McGillivray. The play was transported from ancient Greece to a European public radio station inside the royal palace: a place where the personal and the political catastrophically collide.

CAST

Nina Winkler as Antigone and CJ McGillivray as Ismene alongside Julian Paul, Aidan Keane, Thomas Hodgson, Michael Berdan, Natalie Kay and Seth Gordon Little.