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System, Structure, Ritual: Theodoros Terzopoulos on the Wilma Theater's Production of Antigone

Mon, Oct 12, 2015 | 1:00 pm

Internationally renowned director Theodoros Terzopoulos, in collaboration with The Wilma Theater, will lead an international company of eight Philadelphia actors and three actors from his own Attis Theater Company in Athens, in the creation an original adaptation of Sophocles’ classical text, Antigone. Initially inspired by a New Yorker essay about the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Antigone invites conversation around moral, religious, and political dilemmas regarding the unburied dead. Performed in both English and Classical Greek, the production will feature Mr. Terzopoulus’ physically rigorous methodology. The thematic content of the play, the creative team’s preparations for it, and the very structure of Classical theater are governed by the cultural systems and rituals that shape everyday life and artistic convention. Join Temple University Libraries, the Intellectual Heritage Program, and the Wilma theater for a discussion and talkback with Terzopoulos and other members of Wilma’s creative team.

Antigone runs at the Wilma Theater from October 7-November 8. Purchase tickets at wilma.org.

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