Act according to your conscience
Each one of us is Antigone
This November, join us for a live-streaming on our YouTube channel of a site-specific contemporary interpretation of the Greek tragedy Antigone staged on a rooftop against the backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline at sunset.
Directed by critically acclaimed Hong Kong director Tang Shu-Wing and performed by an all-female cast from the young Beijing-based Baiguang Theatre Studio, Antigone will be live-streamed free for audiences in Hong Kong and overseas via West Kowloon Cultural District’s official YouTube channel.
Antigone was written by Sophocles in 441 B.C., it tells the story of the fate of Oedipus’s eldest daughter, Antigone, and her brothers Eteocles and Polyneices.
After their father King Oedipus passes away, his brother Creon, uncle to Antigone, Eteocles and Polyneices, inherits the throne. But Antigone’s brothers are so desperate to take power that they join opposing forces and kill one another in battle. Aligned on King Creon’s side, Eteocles is given a proper burial. But as Polyneices had fought on the side of the rebels, Creon decrees that his body be left to rot where it lies and that anyone who attempts to bury him will be executed for treason. Openly disobeying King Creon’s edict, Antigone buries her brother and is caught. This is where the epic struggles begins, and where audiences join the performance to watch the power struggle unfold through the eye of the camera’s lens.
Join our Facebook event page for first-hand information about the performance, as well as pre- and post-event talks.
Free Live-Streaming Dates:
4–6 November, 2016
4:45pm – 6:15pm
*Antigone will be performed in Putonghua with Chinese and English surtitles.