FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL
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Classic Greek Tragedy, Antigone, Transplanted To An Irish Catholic Backdrop For Limited Run Starting July 8th At The Secret Theatre
Long Island City, NY – July 7-17, 2016,
Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. presents a modern adaptation of ANTIGONE by Sophocles, set in the Irish countryside, adapted and directed by Becca C. Kidwell at The Secret Theatre.
Ms. Kidwell’s modern adaptation travels to Ireland where Antigone’s brother Polyneices is denied burial based on Creon’s interpretation of Roman Catholic law. Antigone is determined that her brother’s passing will be celebrated with dignity despite the consequences for herself. Modern language and Biblical text dare the characters and audience to balance love, mercy, justice, honor, and truth.
Becca C. Kidwell directs a cast with diverse backgrounds and training. The cast features up-and-coming theatre and television actress, Kristen Brody (The Family Table, Radiance, Shadow of A Doubt) in the title role. Joining her is Pittsburgh native and Bowling Green University graduate, Brent Winzek as Creon, American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene, Northwestern University graduate, Carey Seward as Haemon, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project Twelfth Night company members, Zac Pierce-Messick as Teiresias and Benjamin David Knight as Quinn, founding Swiftly Tilting Actor, Taylor Lynne as Eurydice & Siobhan, William and Mary graduate, Larissa Krusei as Kaia, and experienced regional actress and singer Jessica Threet as Aine.
IRNE nominated actor and playwright, Danny Bryck coach the cast in a Southern Irish dialect. A new song called “Jeremiah,” commissioned for the play, written by Ed Donnelly and arranged by Katy Munson adds to the mysterious and solemn atmosphere of the play.
Tickets are available at: http://swiftlygone.brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY.
Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit by Fractured Atlas. Its passion and purpose is to empower the public with theatrical “edutainment” productions. It strives to to share our knowledge and skills in order to build a theatrical community, that provides affordable, quality, professional theatrical productions for the public through participation as artists, audiences, and students.
For more information, see http://swiftlytiltingtheatre.org.
Antigone by Sophocles
adapted and directed by Becca C. Kidwell
WHERE: The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY
PRICE: $14, general admission
Tickets on sale at: http://swiftlygone.brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY.
Preview: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Preview: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
Opening: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4:30pm
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 15, 2016, at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 4:30pm
Featured Actors: Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene, Benjamin David Knight as Quinn, Larissa Kruesi as Kaia, Taylor Lynne as Eurydice & Siobhan, Zac Pierce-Messick as Teiresias, Carey Seward as Haemon, Jessica Threet as Aine, and Brent Winzek as Creon
Stage Manager & Props: Heather Puchalski
Dialect Coach: Danny Bryck
Lighting: Neil Satterlund
Costumes: Camille B. Atkinson
Original song “Jeremiah” composer: Ed Donnelly
Original song “Jeremiah” arranger: Katy Munson