The Last Hour of Antigone

CHORUS

The traitor? The traitor? In a civil war, every one is betraying his brothers and sisters.
None in Thebes must say his name in public or private.
He must be left to rot outside Thebes.
He must be left to warn anyone of his same breed.
He who treasons Thebes must lay as a traitor.
War is not about who falls, but where he falls.
He fell in the wrong side.
He was on the side of the defeated.
But who is not defeated in a war.
He wanted to burn Thebes.
He wanted to burn Argos.

Nuestra primera incursión en el teatro internacional fue la adaptación del clásico de Sócrates, Antígona. The Last Hour of Antigone se estrenó en el Camden People’s Theatre a principios de julio de 2013. Un lugar mítico de donde surgieron algunos de los más importante dramaturgos británicos.

cartel antigona

The Last Hour of Antigone narra la última hora de Antígona antes de ser ejecutada por su tío Creón tras incumplir el edicto que prohibía el entierro de su hermano Polinices. Con un estilo rápido y contrarreloj, Ismena, el Coro y Tiresias tratarán por todos los medios de impedir que Creón lleve a cabo su terrible promesa. Sin embargo, la vida de Antígona no solo depende de las decisiones del tirano, sino también de los ciudadanos de Tebas, temerosos de que la frágil paz que han obtenido tras la guerra se desvanezca…

Are laws made to protect the people, or the lawmakers? Should morality be filtered through government? This new version of Sophocles’ story begins at the end, taking inspiration from several adaptations of Antigone, from Brecht’s to Heaney’s, this modern adaptation centers around the final hour, reflected through the Greek chorus– a storytelling and movement ensemble representing the community members whose lives are most affected by their leader’s choices.

The action takes place the hour before Antigone is due to be executed, as Ismene and Haemon attempt to save her from her death, Creon struggles to keep Thebes in peace after civil war, and Antigone stands firm in her resolve to die for what she believes is right.

The Last Hour of Antigone, Camden People’s Theatre.

Director: Sarah Provencal.
Escritor: Raúl Quirós Molina.
Reparto: Kim Morrison, Siobhan Gerrard, Andrew Futashi Bernard O’Sullivan, Barnaby Hatch Mara Trumpuz, Katrina Hasthorpe

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