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Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law
Long Island City, NY – July 7-17, 2016, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. challenges Catholic dogma by setting Sophocles’ classic play Antigone in the modern-day countryside, currently in previews and opening July 9, 2016.
The script will also be available for purchase the days of the show at The Secret Theatre.
A modern adaptation of this classic Greek tragedy. Polyneices is denied a proper burial in the Southern Irish countryside because it’s against Roman Catholic canon law according to Creon. However, Antigone is determined that her brother’s passing will be commemorated with dignity despite the consequences for herself. Modern language and Biblical text dares the characters and audience to balance love, mercy, justice, honor, and truth.
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