Antigone (US tour)

by Sophokles
directed by Ivo van Hove

24 September 2015 - 25 October 2015

Following its premiere at the Barbican in March 2015, Antigone is now embarking on its US tour.

Celebrated stage and screen actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's tragedy, translated afresh by TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. 

When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No’. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.

In a new translation by Anne Carson
Directed by Ivo van Hove
Starring Juliette Binoche
Set design and lighting by Jan Versweyveld
Costumes by An d’Huys
Video design by Tal Yarden
Dramaturgy by Peter van Kraaij 
Composition and Sound Design by Daniel Freitag
Casting Director Joyce Nettles

For more information about the US tour of Antigone, please visit each tour venue’s website.

24 Sep – 4 Oct, Brooklyn Academy of Art

9 – 10 Oct, Carolina Performing Arts

14 – 17 Oct, University Musical Society, Ann Arbour, Michigan

22 – 25 Oct, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

This event is part of:
Theatre & Dance

UK/Luxembourg/The Netherlands/France/Germany

Produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre de la Ville–Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

French artists at the Barbican supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni


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