September 8 at 9:00 PM, September 9 at 8:00 PM, September 12 at 6:30 PM, September 13 at 9:00 PM, September 14 at 6:30 PM, September 15 at 6:30 PM, September 16 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM.
Theater for the New City (Johnson Theater), 155 First Avenue.
Presented by Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) as part of Dream Up Festival 2017.
Tickets $20. Box Office: (212) 254-1109, www.dreamupfestival.org
Running Time: 90 minutes. Critics are invited on or after September 9. Press contact: Glenna Freedman Public Relations, (917) 863-3833, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK, August 7 — Defiant, real, funny, an unapologetic defender of truth, Antigone’s timely contemporary commentary denounces the abuse of power, testifying to the ability we all possess to oppose injustice and government corruption. “I Am Antigone” is an adaptation of Sophocles’ “Antigone,” written by award-nominated poet Saudamini Siegrist, directed by award-winning Myriam Cyr, starring Broadway actress Nicole Ansari (Tom Stoppard’s “Rock and Roll”) and internationally renowned Comedie Francaise actor and dancer, Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam. “I Am Antigone” re-appropriates the mythological story of Antigone from her point of view. Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival will present the play’s world premiere September 8 to 16.
Defying Creon’s command by performing burial rites for her beloved brother Polynices, Oedipus’s daughter is condemned to be buried alive. And there, impervious to time, she lives to this day. Subverting Sophocles’o chorus, she will use them and any means available to her, to tell us her story. The story of Antigone. A rebellion not only of her own time, but of all times. A struggle retold over the ages creating an inspirational call to action.