Change of venue for ANTIGONICK

Thanks to FIPines for alerting us that the event location for Torn Out Theater’s ANTIGONICK and that the Thursday and Sunday performances were cancelled.

From Torn Out Theater’s Facebook page, here is their press release :

🚨PERFORMANCE UPDATE🚨
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the location and performance times of Antigonick have CHANGED. Antigonick will run this weekend at The Center at West Park, on Friday August 20th at 8pm & Saturday August 21st at 3pm.

This performance is still completely FREE.

All info here: https://www.tornouttheater.org/antigonick


-The Center at West Park is located at 165 West 86th street, entrance on Amsterdam Ave
-There will be NO shows on Thursday or Sunday
-This is an indoor space
-Doors will open 30 mins prior to showtime
-No advance tix. Seats are first-come first-served
-Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees
-Masks must be warn at all times indoors
-There is absolutely NO photography permitted during our performance

The Center has 400 seat capacity.

6 Comments

    1. I saw it on Saturday. Everyone in the cast got naked except the two actors who played the Messenger and the Guard. They served as the chorus and stayed onstage the whole play (in this version Antigone is more of a supporting character). It was disappointing the male actor playing the Messenger did not go nude as he was very attractive (it’s a case of don’t trust the casting notice as both roles noted nudity in the original notice).

      The other two male actors in the cast went fully nude – the cute trans actor who played Haimon and the older actor who played Kreon. The nude scenes this time were briefer than the ones in Hamlet or The Rover.

      All in all I enjoyed it and am glad Torn Out is back. Looking forward to another production next year.

  1. Interesting article in the New Yorker that explains why the actor playing the male messenger did not go nude. Apparently he had no problem going nude in rehearsals or the park but when they moved venues to the church (due to harassment from some assholes), he felt uncomfortable being nude in a church. I respect his choice but disappointed the change in venue caused him to change his mind.

    Link to the article

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/09/06/sophocles-gone-wild

  2. Thanks for this! Very interesting article. Hope the problems they encountered rehearsing in the park won’t change any plans they have for future projects.

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