ANTIGONE
The girl who dared to say No

In the quiet dawn at the end of the civil war, one of the last surviving daughters of the ruling household slips away to bury her traitor brother. By the end of the day, her simple act of love will have brought the state to its knees. 

 

Sophocle's Antigone is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in western drama. In 1942 during the Nazi occupation of Paris, the great French playwright Jean Anouilh adapted the ancient drama and it was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by the Germans as an affirmation of authority. 

Anouilh's Antigone cuts to the core of one of the conundrums of the twenty first century: how to balance the heart of the individual with the ever shifting demands of the state. The burning battle between Antigone and her uncle the ruler Creon, unfolds with fierce dramatic logic and terrifying precision. And in Creon's well intentioned path to catastrophe we get a truly brilliant portrait of flawed leadership. This is a classic play about here and now.

Critic

“...we need more powerful theatre like this in Hong Kong."

Time Out Hong Kong

Performance

Jul-Aug 2009

Hong Kong Cultural Centre,
Studio Theatre

Team

Playwright
Jean Anouilh

Director
Jovanni Sy (Canada)

Performers
Lee Chun-chow, Bonni Chan,
Sean Curran, Victor Pang,
Suen Wai-fong, Melissa Leung,
Chan Kwun-yee, Krissy Lam,
João Pamplona, Alexandre Cerda

Set Designer

Charfi Hung

Lighting Designer
Lau Ming-hang

Costume Designer
Cheng Man-wing

Music and Sound Designer
Vincent Pang Chun-kit

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