Two brothers, Polyneikes and Eteocles, fight for the crown of Thebes. They kill each other. The rule is strict and clear: whoever dares to bury Polyneikes will be punished with death. Antigone cannot accept the laws that leave one of her brothers unburied and humiliated. State against Ideals, a young woman against a monarch, the whole town, us, inside the arena. How do you get a diamond out of a stone? 'I was born to love, not hate', states Antigone. And there is always a cost for it.
Archive :: production:T1505862109, play:S2357, venue:V402
Declan Donnellan directs his own version of this seminal tragedy. With an extraordinary cast lead by a full Greek chorus, Antigone's essential stuggle for the freedom of expression against a tyrannical state resonates now as it did over 2000 years ago. Early closure