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by Mac Wellman
Mac Wellman’s ANTIGONE explodes this well-known myth into a heap of shards, imagining it eons before Sophocles’ first dramatization, as the three graces slowly pluck the story from the void, creating a lively meditation on its existential dilemmas.
“The superb BIG DANCE THEATER’s unique theatrical style matches Mac Wellman’s linguistic playfulness in both its inventiveness and rigor. The secret of this brilliant production is its confidence in theater as a language unlike any other. BIG DANCE THEATER’s ANTIGONE blithely brings the prehistory of one of the West’s great myths into the postmodern, globalized present.”
- The Village Voice