An Antigone Story – by Shishir Kurup

A play with songs.

Synopsis: A hijack of Sophocles’ original protest drama set in the near future following the breakup of the former United States into a loose federation of nation states, Antigone is a rocker-performance-artist-tree hugger who defies her Uncle Krayon, a media mogul who is also the Governor of the powerful nation state of CAN (California, Arizona, Nevada) when he refuses to bury one of his own nephews, Polynices. Antigone is compelled to speak truth to power despite the disastrous consequence that awaits her. Filled with songs, live video, futuristic newscasts and commercials as well as dance and rock concert spectacle. Best performed site specifically in an old abandoned warehouse or subway station.

Time Period: the near future



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