Geelong Edge ensemble’s ANTIGONE @ Courthouse Youth Arts
Posted 17 October 2018
Co-Presented by Courthouse Youth Arts, Western Edge Youth Arts, devised and performed by the Geelong Edge ensemble
Will Antigone choose freedom and betray her own family?
We’re in Thebes, a modern state. When Polynices, a young African activist, is shot dead by police, President Creon and his unscrupulous media adviser Tiresius, turn to racial vilification to win votes. Antigone, Polynices’ sister, is now left to stand alone against the forces of the state.
This original, interactive theatre performance re-invents Sophocles’ classic as a story of immediate relevance for our times. Written and devised by culturally diverse emerging artists from Geelong, the play directly addresses current issues about race, culture and the vilification of minorities.
Be immersed in song, dance and poetic text, and get the opportunity to interact with characters and together, explore the complexity of the play’s themes.
Cast: Irene Bakulikira, Eto Masoka, Sila Toprak, Craig Gunguta, Kiril Stamenkov and Finn Lloyd with live music by Callum Watson
Directed and facilitated by Dave Kelman