May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

8:00 pm To 10:00 pm


Event Description

Big Idea Theatre continues its 10th Anniversary Season, FIND YOUR VOICE, with the timely classic, ANTIGONE by Sophocles. Antigone will open April 7th and runs till May 6th, with performances Thursday-Saturday at 8pm. Antigone is Directed by Big Idea Theatre Company Member, Gail Dartez. It is the story of how an act of defiance and an act of retaliation crumbles a kingdom and invokes the wrath of the Gods. It explores the themes of fate and free will, rules and order, power and mortality.
As a director, I wanted to come to the play with as few expectations and assumptions of what this play is about as I could. Not easy, when so much has been written and discussed over the 2500+ years since its first performance. What I have found is that I am in the presence of a master storyteller, a master of dramatic action. Sophocles’ Antigone is a beautifully structured play: the dialogue rich, the characterizations deep, the theme complex. God, it’s great story telling!
-Gail Dartez on directing ANTIGONE
About the show : In the aftermath of a civil war over the throne of Thebes, two
belligerent brothers are dead, and the newly anointed ruler, Creon, has decreed one of
them a traitor whose body shall remain unburied. Antigone, sister to the slain brothers,
openly defies Creon’s orders, setting the stage for a battle of wills that pits national
allegiance against family loyalty. In this adaptation of the Sophocles play, classic
authoritarian and civilly disobedient figures take on modern socio political resonance, as
pride and ideological obstinacy preclude compromise and beget a cycle of destruction.
“Greek Tragedy-which is much in vogue these days on both sides of the
Atlantic-has always been take-no-prisoners theater” – The New York Times
“Greek Tragedy, when performed superlatively, is unmediated-nothing stands
in the way of emotion.” -The Guardian
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WHAT: ANTIGONE by Sophocles
WHEN: April 7th – May 6th
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm
General Admission- $18 online / $22 door
Students / Seniors / SARTA members- $16 online /$20 door
Thrifty Thursdays- $12
Groups (10 or more)- $12 (reservations required)
WHERE: Big Idea Theatre | 1616 Del Paso Blvd
CONTACT: I (916) 960-3036
DIRECTOR: Gail Dartez
Assistant Director: Russel Dow
Carissa Meagher
Scott Divine*
Kaley Saari
Alex Martinez
Tory Scroggins
Maggie Upton
Linda Montalvo-Carbone
Gabby Battista
Steve Marshall
Fiona Nies
Vernon Lewis
Brandon Lancaster*
*Denotes Big Idea Theatre Company Member


Big Idea Theatre

Event Information

April 7 - May 6 | Thurs - Sat at 8pm

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