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Antigone In Ferguson

  • Harlem Stage 150 Convent Avenue New York, NY, 10031 United States (map)
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Presented by Harlem Stage and Theater of War Productions    

Translated and Directed by Bryan Doerries,  
Music Composed by Phil Woodmore
In Association with THE OFFICE performing arts + film

Tickets Available August 13

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

Performance Times: 
Tuesdays–Fridays: 7:30PM
Saturdays: 3PM & 7:30PM


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. 

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 near Ferguson in 2016. Other cast members include: Paul Giamatti (Billions), Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Tate Donovan (Damages, Manchester By The Sea), Adepero Oduye (12 Years a Slave), Chris Noth (Sex and the City) Frankie Faison (The Wire) and Kathryn Erbe (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Chris Myers, Eisa Davis, Ato Blankson-Wood, Chinasa Obguagu, Reynaldo Piniella, Nilaja Sun, David Patrick Kelly, Chinaza Uche, and Zach Grenier.

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This production of Antigone in Ferguson is exclusively supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation whose generous support has made it possible for audiences to experience this critical work, free of charge, at Harlem Stage.