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AntigoneNOW at the Wirtz Center, opening on November 12

When: Thursday, November 12, 2020
All day  

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Wirtz Center   (847) 491-7282

Group: Department of Classics

Category: Fine Arts



Available On-Demand NOV 12–19

In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story. This short screening is made possible by Northwestern Faculty member Roger Ellis who choreographed the piece. The film will be streamed online with a talkback included.

Devised from the translation by Seamus Heaney
Directed by Sinéad Rushe and Margaret Laurena Kemp
Movement consultant/choreographer Roger Ellis

Run time: 20 minutes, talkback planned, details to come

Patrons will receive a link via e-mail that will allow them to view the performance On Demand during Nov. 12-19.

All three of these fall works (Visions and Voices fall reading, AntigoneNOW and Call and Response) are available as a package to our patrons for only $30 (general public) and $15 for full-time students.  Fall performances are free to all Northwestern students with a valid NU e-mail address who complete the required registration form.

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