The Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts tells the classic story of Sophocles’ Antigone and adapts it into modern scenarios that discuss social injustice. The Antigone Project is conceived by Chiori Miyagawa and Savrina Peck, and is written by Karen Hartman, Tanya Bartfield, Caridad Svich, Lynn Nottage, and Chiori Miyagawa. The Antigone Project tells the classic tale of family, love, and dignity while reflecting various perspectives dealing with race, gender, and class.
The play is divided into five separate short plays, and each play puts Antigone in a specific situation relevant to us today: In “Hang Ten” by Karen Hartman, Antigone and her sister Ismene are exiled on a tropical island; in “Medallion” by Tonya Barfield, Antigone fights for burial rights for her son, who died in World War I; in “Antigone Arkhe” by Caridad Svich, an archaeological archivist works to mold Antigone into his ideal woman; in “A Stone’s Throw” by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Antigone finds herself sentenced to death by stoning for transgressing strict laws about interacting with the opposite sex; and in “Red Again” by Chiori Miyagawa, Antigone and her lover, Harold, find themselves in the underworld after rebelling against a government not looking after its people.
The Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts will perform with a cast of seven with four different actresses playing the character of Antigone. The ensemble includes Jenna Miller (Douglasville, GA), Jameela Smith (Lovejoy, GA), Isaiah Clinton (Springfield, MA), Deja Culver (Dallas, GA), Samson Earwood (Rome, GA), Myles Wright (Georgetown, SC), and Mary Dixon (Kennesaw, GA).
Showtimes and Tickets
The University of West Georgia Theatre Company’s production of The Antigone Project: A Play in 5 Parts will run from November 9-12, 2016 and November 15-18, 2016 at 7:30 PM, as well as
November 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and free
with student ID. There will also be a community preview on November 8, 2016 at 7:30
PM with a discounted price of $3. For more ticket information, please call (678) 839-4722.