Directed by Martha Johnson
January 31 at 7 p.m.
February 1,6,7,8 at 7 p.m.
February 2 and 9 at 3 p.m.
Tjornhom-Nelson Theater, Foss Center
In her highly innovative translations of ancient plays, acclaimed poet Anne Carson “combines contemporary language with the traditional structures and rhetoric of Greek tragedy, opening up [ancient tales] . . .to a modern audience. . .” In Antigonick, Carson emphasizes the importance of time–and timing–in tragedy, by introducing a silent character, Nick, who is always on stage measuring things while the events of the play unfold. Antigone is “here given an entirely fresh language and presentation.”