by Anne Carson

March 1 - April 5, 2015

sideshow theatre company


scenic designer Yu Shibagaki
costume designer Noël Huntzinger

lighting designer William C. Kirkham

sound designer Christopher M. LaPorte


"A smart and often aching production... revelatory and sometimes downright heartbreaking."

Chicago Tribune


"Absolutely fascinating... a breathtaking coup de théâtre."

Chicago on the Aisle

"This boy is dead, stop killing him."
Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson (The Autobiography of Red). Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the new-found national peace. It’s one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? Carson’s biting and thrilling free translation brings Antigone to new light and casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family.