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by Sophocles
translated by Marianne McDonald
directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos
October 7, 2015November 8, 2015

With Antigone, The Wilma Theater launches the Wilma Hothouse – an ensemble-based approach to creating theater – through a unique collaboration with Attis Theatre of Athens, Greece. The renowned director Theodoros Terzopoulos (AJAX the madness, co-presented with FringeArts in 2013) will lead eight Philadelphia actors and three Attis actors to create an original adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone. This production merges a physically rigorous methodology with a classical text performed in both English and ancient Greek by an international ensemble. A project 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.

“Feted the world over, [Terzopoulos] has created a theatre that seems very much his own.” – The Guardian


Ross Beschler • As Teiresias and Chorus
Sarah Gliko • As Ismene and Eurydice
Stathis Grapsas • As Teiresias and Chorus
Justin Jain • As Second Messenger
Jennifer Kidwell • As Antigone
Jered McLenigan • As Guard and Chorus
Antonis Miriagos • As Creon
Paolo Musio • As Leader of Chorus
Brian Ratcliffe • As Haemon
Steven Rishard • As Messenger and Chorus
Ed Swidey • As Narrator

Production Team

Theodoros Terzopoulos • Director
Savvas Stroumpos • Assistant Director & Training Coach
Panayiotis Velianitis • Composer
Patreshettarlini Adams • Resident Stage Manager / AEA