by Jean Anouilh
May 6 – May 24
This modern classic – based on an ancient Greek classic – achieves what few plays do: it presents so deeply both sides of a moral issue that the theatre goer will be challenged to differentiate between antagonist and protagonist. This was indisputedly borne out during its premiere in occupied France. The Nazis sanctioned the play in the belief that the role of Creon, the king, represented justification for European dominance; and the French resistance drew inspiration from the character of Antigone (Creon’s niece), who represented for them, a rallying cry against the oppressor.
In this modern retelling of the story, Creon decrees (on pain of death) that Antigone’s rebel brother’s body be left to the vultures on the battlefield, deprived of the burial needed to put his soul to rest. Antigone dares to challenge this order, and Creon must weigh the consequence of imposing his edict on a beloved family member. Antigone is one of the richest and most perplexing of all plays, and Anouilh has transformed this Greek classic of Sophocles into a play for the modern age.
“A very solid production… very nice performances… amazing ideas… beautiful writing… passages that are transcendent… well worth the visit.”
“Exquisitely written… a brilliant study of human nature… it’s a pleasure seeing Jevne on stage… Blank’s fire is on full display… Kinghorn is a show-stealer.”
“Elegantly and subtly interpreted… thoughtful and intriguing… skillfully-rendered… restrained fever-pitch… nothing distracts”
Janis Lacouvee – I Have My Own Life to Live
“Incredibly rewarding… such a powerful cast. I would absolutely encourage folks.. to see.. this.. remarkable piece of theatre… each psychological profile presented is equally stimulating.”
Preview 8pm: May 6
8pm: May 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
2pm: May 10, 17, 24
Reservations and Ticket Sales
Through TICKET ROCKET: ticketrocket.org <http://ticketrocket.org/> or 250-590-6291 (price will include a $2 surcharge).
Ticket prices: $14 (regular), $10 (seniors, students, unwaged)
Preview (May 6) is $7
Wednesday, May 14 is Pay-What-You-Wish admission
Subscribers and complimentary tickets: to make a reservation, please reserve directly through Theatre Inconnu at 250-360-0234, or by email.
We are handicap accessible. And for those with special seating needs, please make your reservations directly through Theatre Inconnu (see above).
Theatre Inconnu is located at 1923 Fernwood Road (across the street from the Belfry Theatre). For parking we suggest the side streets west of Fernwood Road as these do not have parking restriction signs.
Melissa Blank and Clayton Jevne