ANTIGONE: 方

Written by Jeff Ho
Directed by Stephen Colella & Karen Gilodo

 

ON THE MAINSTAGE APR. 29-MAY 16, 2019
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 & UP | GRADES 7-12
RUNS APPROX. 75 MIN.*
WORLD PREMIERE

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Description

An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this riveting new play, “re-education” awaits anyone who questions the state’s traditional doctrine. Antigone faces high stakes as she stands up for her brother against her father’s will. In the courage of a young woman, there is hope for the future… Presented ‘in the round’ on YPT’s Mainstage.

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“The theatre is an arena of symbols, one where metaphor can whisper to the conscious mind, and ask us to reflect, together, in one communal space, alternative possibilities to the way we live as humans. It is as old as time, as primal as storytellers huddled around fire, and as necessary as air.”
– Playwright Jeff Ho, Toronto.com

Relaxed Performances:
May 9 at 10:15AM (school)
May 11 at 2:30PM (public)

*Run time does not include the post-show Q&A that takes place immediately after most performances (with the exception of previews or cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances).

Program & Study Guide

STUDY GUIDE

Drama Workshop

Curriculum Connections

English, Classical Studies – Classical Civilizations, Social Science – Challenge and Change in Society

Seven Ancestral Teachings

Love
Bravery
Truth

Themes

Speaking Truth to Power, Morality vs the Law, Choosing Loyalties

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Members of the public are welcome to attend weekday school performances, subject to availability, at regular Family/Public ticket prices. Please call 416.862.2222 to inquire.