Antigone

Sofokles

Antigone

Drama

A rebel who stops at nothing, even the prospect of her own demise.

The new SND building, Drama hall
22. 10. 2021 19:00 h - 20:15 h

Out of more than 120 tragedies written by Sophocles, only seven remain. Antigone is probably the oldest (442 BCE). The renowned Greek playwright, priest and conservative politician wrote it as a mature fifty-year-old. He achieved the deep portraits of two young women – sisters Antigone and Ismene – with remarkable plasticity. They represent two distinct poles and types, which help us fill out the images not only of their private temperaments, but also of their narrower, civic attitudes to life. A story about the illegal burial (or non-burial) of their brother, who is branded an enemy of the state, the essential conflict between Antigone and Creon does not fail to deliver a thrill even nowadays, even if every age compels its own connotations. From our current perspective, we are perhaps inclined to see Antigone as the first female rebel of the European dramatic tradition. A rebel who stops at nothing, even the prospect of her own demise. Antigone sacrifices herself, because she refuses to bow to the authoritarian and corrupt power.

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Due to the ongoing pandemic situation and for disease prevention, we have to block (reserve) a large number of seats in the auditorium. Every Friday we release for sale all tickets that the COVID traffic light allows for the following week. We therefore recommend that you visit our website on the Friday of the week before the performance of your choice to purchase tickets released for sale for the coming week. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to your visit!

 

Production Team

Translated by Ľubomír Feldek
Directed by Ondrej Spišák
Stage design František Lipták
Music Jonatan Pastirčák (as a guest) Katarzia
Songs Katarzia

Cast

Kreón Ján Koleník (as a guest)
Strážca Ondrej Kovaľ
Náčelník zboru Štefan Bučko
Členovia zboru Zuzana Kocúriková Dušan Tarageľ Michal Režný (as a guest) Sára Polyáková (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Natália Germáni (as a guest)
Strážcovia Kristián Kozmenko (Student, Academy of Performing Arts) Ivan Černý (as a guest)
Dievčatko Bianka Jarábková (as a guest)
Katarzia Katarína Kubošiová (as a guest)
Pjoni Jonatan Pastirčák (as a guest)
Vrah Erik Žibek (Student, Academy of Performing Arts)