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Antigonick by Anne Carson
Dougherty Arts Center
Austin, TX
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Antigonick by Anne Carson
A contemporary translation of the classic Greek drama that asks, How do we care for the dead and how we do grieve amidst crisis? Antigonick is translated and strangely reimagined by the inimitable Classics scholar and award-winning poet, Anne Carson.

how is a Greek chorus like a lawyer
they're both in the business of searching for a precedent
finding an analogy
locating a prior example
so as to be able to say
this terrible thing we're witnessing now is
not unique you know it happened before
or something much like it
we're not at a loss how to think about this
we're not without guidance
there is a pattern
we can find an historically parallel case
and file it away under

Directed by Salvage Vanguards co-producing Artistic Director Diana Lynn Small, Antigonick stretches the boundaries of story in poetry and theater. Antigonick asks, What can one woman do in the face of unjust laws? What is she willing to sacrifice? In this time worn story, Carson points to the lessons were meant to learn from our past, yet somehow fail to remember.

The Cast: Tobias Al-Trabulsi, Jay Byrd, Rachel Long, Megan Tabaque, Paige Tautz, Travis Tate, and Vincent Tomasino.

The Designers: Henna Chou, Natalie George, Lisa Laratta, and Paige Tautz.

TICKETS: $10-$20 online, sliding scale. Pay-What-You-Wish every night at the door.
Box office opens at 6:30pm
Reservations for each performance can be made at
Every Friday night is FREE for Teens!

Antigonick JUBILEE: Join us for a special performance of Antigonick. Celebrating 25 years of bold, new work by Salvage Vanguard, the performance on Saturday March 23 will be followed by a party with delicious eats and specialty cocktails. Tickets to this performance-party are $25.

COMMUNITY DIALOGUE: Immediately following the performance on March 30, join us for a dialogue with Austin-based spiritual and religious leaders, discussing contemporary rituals around grief and death. Panel features speakers Chaplain Kye Flannery, Shaikh Mohamed-Umer Esmail, and Rabbi Neil Blumofe.

ASL Interpretation by Jen Borland and Dany Casey will be available at the March 30 performance. There will be an Audio Described performance by VSA Texas, March 28.

ArtREACH: In collaboration with Austin Bat Cave, performer, playwright, and SVT artist Megan Tabaque will lead an Antigonick inspired creative writing workshop for teens. Made possible by a generous grant from Applied Materials.

Tickets are non-refundable.


Dougherty Arts Center (View)
1110 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78704
United States



Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Salvage Vanguard Theater
On BPT Since: Jan 19, 2010
Salvage Vanguard Theater

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