Carolina Performing Arts: Antigone, by Sophokles

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( Fri., Oct. 9, 2015 - Sat., Oct. 10, 2015 )

Memorial Hall, 114 East Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in this stunning contemporary interpretation of Sophokles’ classic Greek masterpiece, translated afresh by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. This explosive tragedy explores many struggles: man against woman, political against ethical leadership, the laws of society against the right of the individual, family and its unbreakable blood ties. When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Forging ahead with a funeral on her own, she places personal allegiance before politics and triggers a cycle of destruction.




  • Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM