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

(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

Press Release

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.

Kristen Brody, Swiftly Tilting aluma and up-and-coming tv & film actress (Shadow of a Doubt, The Family Table) leads the charge as the play’s titular character. Joining her is Pittsburgh native and Bowling Green University graduate, Brent Winzek as Creon, American Academy of Dramatic Arts graduate, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene, Northwestern University graduate, Carey Seward as Haemon, Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project Twelfth Night company members, Zac Pierce-Messick as Teiresias and Benjamin David Knight as Quinn, founding Swiftly Tilting Actor, Taylor Lynne as Eurydice & Siobhan, William and Mary graduate, Larissa Kruesi as Kaia, and experienced regional actress and singer Jessica Threet as Aine.

IRNE nominated actor and playwright, Danny Bryck coach the cast in a Southern Irish dialect. A new song called “Jeremiah,” commissioned for the play, written by Ed Donnelly and arranged by Katy Munson adds to the mysterious and solemn atmosphere of the play.

Tickets are available at: http://swiftlygone.brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY.

Swiftly Tilting Theatre Project, Inc. is a fiscally sponsored nonprofit by Fractured Atlas. Its passion and purpose is to empower the public with theatrical “edutainment” productions. It strives to to share our knowledge and skills in order to build a theatrical community, that provides affordable, quality, professional theatrical productions for the public through participation as artists, audiences, and students.

For more information, see http://swiftlytiltingtheatre.org.

Antigone by Sophocles
adapted and directed by Becca C. Kidwell

WHERE: The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY

PRICE: $14, general admission
Tickets on sale at: http://swiftlygone.brownpapertickets.com, 1-800-838-3006, or in person at The Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY.

WHEN:
Preview: Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 7:30pm
Preview: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:30pm
Opening: Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 4:30pm
Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:30pm
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 15, 2016, at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 4:30pm

Featured Actors: Kristen Brody as Antigone, Claire D’Angelo as Ismene, Benjamin David Knight as Quinn, Larissa Kruesi as Kaia, Taylor Lynne as Eurydice & Siobhan, Zac Pierce-Messick as Teiresias, Carey Seward as Haemon, Jessica Threet as Aine, and Brent Winzek as Creon

Stage Manager & Props: Heather Puchalski
Dialect Coach: Danny Bryck
Lighting: Neil Satterlund
Costumes: Camille B. Atkinson
Original song “Jeremiah” composer: Ed Donnelly
Original song “Jeremiah” arranger: Katy Munson

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