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Antigone In Ferguson


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Presented by Harlem Stage and Theater of War Productions

Tickets Available August 13

Dates: September 13-October 13, 2018 (except for Sundays and Mondays)

Performance Times: 
Tuesday–Friday: 7:30PM
Saturdays: 3PM & 7:30PM

FREE with RSVP

For advanced registration email marketing@harlemstage.org with:

  1. Name
  2. Number of Tickets (Maximum of 2)
  3. Date of Preferred Attendance

Opening on September 13 and kicking off Harlem Stage’s 2018/2019 programming season, Antigone in Ferguson was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, through a collaboration between Theater of War Productions and community members from Ferguson, MO. Translated and directed by Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City. The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions on race and social justice, the core component of the event. This multifaceted production will offer a glimpse not only into the effects of the tragedy in Brown’s local community, but also the trauma of police violence and racial injustice in communities of color in New York and across the nation. 

Don't miss this unprecedented five-week run of FREE performances.

The presentation will feature a rotating roster of acclaimed actors, including Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), who will reprise the role she portrayed in the premiere of Antigone in Ferguson, first presented on the stage of Michael Brown’s high school in Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent).

 

Audition to be part of the choir for the 5-week run!

Requirements:
1. Please prepare a full song
2. Please bring sheet music

Participants Will:
1. Be Compensated if selected
2. Attend Evening Rehearsals
3. Perform from Sep 12–Oct 13, 
Tuesday–Saturday at 7:30PM with Saturday Matinees

 
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