Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law

(l to r) Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D'Angelo as Ismene
(l to r) Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene; photo by Ryan Prado Photography

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL
swiftlytiltingtheatre@gmail.com
347-674-6002

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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.

Ms. Kidwell’s adaptation uses the burial restrictions of a heretic as a springboard for Sophocles’ classic tragedy to unfurl. Antigone refuses to allow her brother to be buried without ceremony and defies the Catholic Church’s edict decreed upon Polyneices. Read more “Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law”

Antigone Press Release

Kristen Brody as Antigone
Kristen Brody as Antigone

             Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 22, 2016

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL

swiftlytiltingtheatre@gmail.com

347-674-6002

Photo Selection Available at: /antigone-photos/

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. Read more “Antigone Press Release”