by Jean Anouilh – PACT, Sydney 2015
“It’s a pleasure to see a neglected classic tested before an audience.” Sydney Morning Herald
“One of the most powerful interpretations of Sophocles’ tragedy.” Alternative Media
“Incredible that such a handful of very accomplished actors can have such a powerful impact.” South Sydney Herald
“What kind of happiness do you foresee for me? Tell me: Who will I have to lie to? Who do you want me to leave dying, while I turn my eyes away?”
Antigone says “No” to everything and everyone. To King Creon, who has banned the burial of her brother. To her sister Ismene, who thinks she is a mere little girl not up to the task. And to life itself, if it involves compromise and betrayal.
In this acclaimed contemporary version of Sophocle’s classic tragedy, Jean Anouilh questions our ethics and notions of power and individual liberties.
Directed by Anna Jahjah With Roslyn Blake, Kate Fraser, Kirsty Jordan, Aurora Kinsella, Karl Kinsella, Philippe Klaus, Neil Modra, Gerry Sont, Ellen Williams
And Blacktown Girls High as the French-speaking Greek Chorus
Lighting Designer Larry Kelly
Costume Designer Yvonne Hocothee
Translated by Kris Shalvey and Anna Jahjah
Performed at PACT centre for emerging artists, Sydney
23 April-2 May 2015