This is angry.
This is personal.
This is not what you think.
Playwright Elena Carapetis (The Gods Of Strangers, Gorgon) brings the first heroine of western drama raging into the 21st century in this cheeky, anarchic and subverted take on one of the world’s most revered classic plays.
Carapetis takes us from Ancient Greece to the modern-day in a kaleidoscopic collection of vignettes that will make your head spin and leave your jaw on the floor. This is a rejection of the patriarchy, a love letter to girls and pop princesses, and a tribute to every Antigone reincarnated, from Malala to Emma to AOC to Greta.
Directed by State Theatre Company South Australia Resident Director Anthony Nicola (Decameron 2.0, Forgiveness) and starring Adelaide powerhouse Kidaan Zelleke, Antigone is a rebel yell echoing throughout history. It’s an unapologetic, audacious explosion that dares to shake the very foundations of theatre – and to have a whole lotta fun while doing it.
Sophocles said “Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted”. Fortune is therefore definitely on the side of this fearless and fabulous artistic team. I have been knocked out by the shows directed by our Resident “Enfant Terrible”, Anthony Nicola. In this shake up of one of the greatest works in the theatrical canon, playwright Elena Carapetis is tearing down the house of convention with a knowing wink. Strap yourself in. You’re in for quite a ride. Mitchell
Content: Coarse language, adult themes, sexual references, references to suicide, references to domestic violence, haze effects.
Age Guide: 15+
Run time: 100 mins (no interval)
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