Recorded or Rendered Work - Performance

AntigoneX

Z Dunbar

Theatre Works, Melbourne | Published : 2018

Abstract

It is based on the tragic story of Creon and Antigone, so totally committed to their beliefs they end up destroying themselves. It asks: what if Creon was a mad politician obsessed with budgies and messenger boys? Antigone and Ismene take up performance art in opposition? What if the Chorus of Theban Elders were camp faux-fascist beach boys? What is Tiresias is an anti-cabaret compeer named Dee Tritus. And instead of the ancient conflict between state and individual, it looks at conflicted issues such as sexual identity, genetics, gender and body art? It's irreverent, serious, undecided, and like Sophocles' tragedy, there are no answers.