“Justice is knowing what to do…when we don’t know what to do”
A new Sport for Jove adaptation by Damien Ryan
HOW DO THE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF PERSONAL CONSCIENCE SURVIVE WHEN SET AGAINST THE LAWS OF A SOCIETY AND A NATION?
Antigone is a child of war, like too many in our world. She asked a simple question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day, as so many recent events have demonstrated. What do we do with the body of a terrorist, a murderer, who has brought destruction, death and horror to our community when that terrorist is our brother. Our own flesh and blood?
Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. But her excess of feeling and fundamentalist zeal are hard to reconcile in a world crying out for unity, order and the rule of law in a time of chaos. Her uncle, Creon, selflessly places his state above the welfare of his family, pursuing a principle with the sort of consistency of will that we cry out for in politicians who so often stand for nothing. Where is justice between these extremes? Antigone stands against the monolith and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs.
An exciting new adaptation by Damien Ryan of Sophocles’ great play, starring the wonderful Andrea Demetriades, William Zappa, Anna Volska, Louisa Mignone, Deborah Galanos, Fiona Press, Joseph Del Re, Elijah Williams, Janine Watson, Thomas Royce-Hampton and Marie Kamara, co-directed by Damien Ryan and Terry Karabelas.
Q&A to follow after all school matinee performances.
Suitable for years 10—12.