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Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents the world premiere of Jeff Ho’s “Antigone: 方” April 29-May 16
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present Antigone: 方 by Jeff Ho. An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 Umbrella Movement student protests in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square, Antigone: 方 will be presented ‘in the round’ on YPT’s Mainstage April 29 to May 16.
In this riveting new play, “re-education” awaits anyone who questions the state’s traditional doctrine. Antigone faces high stakes as she stands up for her brother against her father’s will. In the courage of a young woman, there is hope for the future…
“The theatre is an arena of symbols, one where metaphor can whisper to the conscious mind, and ask us to reflect, together, in one communal space, alternative possibilities to the way we live as humans. It is as old as time, as primal as storytellers huddled around fire, and as necessary as air.” – Playwright Jeff Ho
Directed by Stephen Colella and Karen Gilodo, Antigone: 方 features Christopher Allen, Aldrin Bundoc, Jasmine Chen, Simon Gagnon, Soo Garay, Rachel Mutombo, John Ngand Jeff Yung.
Set & Costume Designer: Christine Urquhart; Lighting Designer: Rebecca Picherack; Sound Designer: David Mesiha; Movement Director: Viv Moore and Stage Manager: Kate Duncan.
Written by Jeff Ho
Directed by Stephen Colella & Karen Gilodo
ON THE MAINSTAGE APR. 29-MAY 16, 2019
RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12 & UP | RUNS APPROX. 75 MINUTES
Performances: April 29 & 30 at 10:15AM; May 1 at 1PM & 7 PM; May 2 at 1PM & 7PM; May 4 at 7PM; May 5 at 2:30PM; May 6 to 9 at 10:15AM & 1PM; May 10 at 10:15AM; May 11 at 2:30PM; May 13 to 15 at 10:15AM & 1PM; May 16 at 10:15AM.
Relaxed Performances: May 9 at 10:15AM & May 11 at 2:30PM (also an Audio Described performance)
Young People’s Theatre | 165 Front Street East, Toronto
Tickets: $10-$39, HST & service charges extra; prices subject to change without notice