Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.
The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation.
Antigone in Ferguson will feature a rotating roster of actors, including Chris Noth, currently Off-Broadway in The Mother, and Billions' Obi Abili, both of whom performed in Antigone in Ferguson at Harlem Stage. Other actors slated to perform include Paul Giamatti (Billions), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Amy Ryan (The Wire), Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade), Linda Powell (Chicago Fire), and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.
Age Guidance: 13
Show Notes: 1 Intermission
Performance is FREE but online RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antigone-in-ferguson-tickets-58545599464 For accessibility accommodations, please email AIFinfo@theaterofwar.com or call (917) 426-3233.
WEDNESDAY thru SATURDAY @ 7 PM
SATURDAY @ 2 PM
Sophocles - translated by Bryan Doerries