The Jackleg Theater Project, in association with San Francisco's Theater of Others, will stage Sophocles' Antigone June 22-July
1 at Royce Gallery.
2901 Mariposa Street (at Harrison Street) in San Francisco 94110. The production is directed by Theater of Others' Gaby Schneider. It runs
for two weekends and seven performances only, June 22-23-24 and June 28-29-30, July 1. More information at to-sf.org.
Antigone is the third play in Sophocles' "Oedipus" trilogy chronicling the curse on the city of Thebes.
After the death of King Oedipus, the city of Thebes falls into chaos, resulting in the deaths of Oedipus' two sons, Eteocles
and Polynices. Since Polynices rebelled against the city, the new king, Creon, decrees that his body will not be properly
buried, but be left to rot. Antigone, Oedipus' daughter and sister to the two brothers, disobeys her uncle Creon's decree
and plots to bury Polynices. By her own private rebellion, Antigone brings on further deaths to the family, fulfilling the
ancient curse against Thebes.
The usual home of Theater of Others is Kelly Cullen Community Auditorium, 220 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. The Jackleg Theater Project appears for the first time at Royce Gallery.
Federico Edwards: Kreon
Yousuf Fauzan: Messenger
Harry Fahn: Haemon
Claire Fry: Ismene
Havlan: Chorus Leader
Haley Roth-Brown: Antigone
Gene Thompson: Tiresias
TICKETS: $15 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3417629