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Antigone World Premiere

  • Compagnietheater 50 Kloveniersburgwal Amsterdam, NH, 1012 CX Netherlands (map)

Antigone was the eldest daughter of King Oedipus. She was well educated and raised to be a Queen, but not on her own merit or by blood, but by affiliation in marriage. She couldn’t succeed her father at the helm of Thebes because she was ‘just’ a girl. So it were her brothers who took on that role. This story sounds still all too familiar to us some 25 centuries on. It is for this reason that we are producing Antigone in The Netherlands and challenge the minds and perceptions of the audience. We want to shake our status-quo just like Antigone shook the status-quo of Thebes in her own time. While addressing the issues of position of women in the world and the matter of the individual and state, with this production of Antigone we want to provide a tribute to all women who, since Antigone, have stood up for themselves and led us forward regardless of any personal consequences on themselves. Antigone is Rosa Parks; Antigone is Malala Yousafzai; Antigone is Eleanor Roosevelt; Antigone is every woman who has dared to be a girl.

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