Antigone

7.30pm, 2-17 June
Spring Hill Reservoir

Written by Jean Anouilh
Directed by David Paterson
Torn between wars, fate and free will, between love and honour.

You love your family, but do you love your country?

You’re either civil, or you’re barbaric. You’re beautiful, or repulsive. Either you believe in freewill, or in fate.

Can you love a terrorist?

Should a leader rule with his heart, or his head?

Do you compromise? Do you live by your principles? Or … do you die?

After two brothers die in a civil war, one is given a state funeral while the other, Polynices, is left to rot in the street. His sister defies the King’s orders and attempts to bury Polynices.

Amid all the moral tumult of a world in upheaval stands Antigone – pure in purpose, strong in will, and destined to die.

Jean Anouilh’s impassioned reimagining of this great tragedy is brought to life – weeping, gasping, fighting –  in the evocative environs of Brisbane’s underground reservoir.

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Cast and creatives

Bek Schmidt – Antigone
Paddy Farrelly – Creon
Eleonora Ginardi – Eurydice
Brodie Greenhalgh – Haemon
Josh Lyons – Guard
Jane Schon – Ismene
Linda Shapcott – Nurse
Aidan O’Donnell – Messenger

Director – David Paterson
Assistant Director – Steve Pearton
Design – Tracy Klupfel
Lighting and sound – Keegan O’Neill
Music – Josh Lyons and Brodie Greenhalgh

Time and duration

7.30pm
Approx. 80-90 minutes. No interval.

Venue

Spring Hill Reservoirs
230 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, Queensland
Venue tips: No wheel chair access. Wear enclosed shoes … and maybe a jumper.
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Parking

Limited street parking available.
Off-street parking available at Wilsons Parking
225 Wickham Terrace
Entry to car park via Bartley Street
Weekdays – flat rate of $10 after 6.30pm
Weekends – flat rate of $10 all day
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