Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law

Posted by admin on July 8, 2016 in directing, theatre development, writing with Comments closed |
(l to r) Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D'Angelo as Ismene

(l to r) Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene; photo by Ryan Prado Photography

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2016
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: BECCA C. KIDWELL
swiftlytiltingtheatre@gmail.com
347-674-6002

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Swiftly Tilting Theatre’s Modern Antigone Adaptation Questions Roman Catholic Law

Long Island City, NY – July 7-17, 2016, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. challenges Catholic dogma by setting Sophocles’ classic play Antigone in the modern-day countryside, currently in previews and opening July 9, 2016.

Ms. Kidwell’s adaptation uses the burial restrictions of a heretic as a springboard for Sophocles’ classic tragedy to unfurl. Antigone refuses to allow her brother to be buried without ceremony and defies the Catholic Church’s edict decreed upon Polyneices. Read more…

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Heather Puchalski joins Swiftly Tilting as Managing Director

Posted by admin on June 29, 2016 in theatre development with Comments closed |

Heather Puchalski has joined Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. as the Managing Director

 

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Antigone Adaptation Now Available For Purchase

Posted by admin on June 23, 2016 in directing, theatre development, writing with Comments closed |
photos by Ryan Prado Photography

photos by Ryan Prado Photography

The script of Antigone is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback & for the Kindle.

Please contact Becca Kidwell at beccackidwell AT gmail DOT com

The script will also be available for purchase the days of the show at The Secret Theatre.

A modern adaptation of this classic Greek tragedy. Polyneices is denied a proper burial in the Southern Irish countryside because it’s against Roman Catholic canon law according to Creon. However, Antigone is determined that her brother’s passing will be commemorated with dignity despite the consequences for herself. Modern language and Biblical text dares the characters and audience to balance love, mercy, justice, honor, and truth.

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