A "swiftly paced", powerful new translation of Antigone, full of sly, contemporary humor. An uplifting and timely portrayal of Antigone’s fight for justice.
"[Carson's] poetry. . .like Antigone's character, is a thrilling combination of hot-blooded instinct and dispassionate resolve." –National Post
Anne Carson is an internationally acclaimed poet and translator.
ANTIGONE is an ancient Greek play by Sophokles that depicts Antigone’s heroic public defiance of King Kreon’s tyrannical rule. This ever relevant play explores themes of love, family, loyalty, and civil disobedience.
ANTIGONICK is Carson’s brilliant translation of ANTIGONE. Her new title evokes the crucial timing of events, the “nick of time,” in the play.
ANTIGONICK will feature Oogie_Push, a citizen of the Meskwaki Nation, as Antigone, Rich Remedios as Kreon, Laila Sahir as Ismene, Sebastian Grim as Haimon, Sandy Agustin as Nick, with an excellent cast of 9 other professional actors.
"Carson is nothing less than brilliant ― unfalteringly sharp in diction, audacious, and judicious in taking liberties."― Publishers Weekly
Director: Martha B. Johnson, Full Circle Co-Founder and Core Artist Leadership Group
Producer and Associate Director: Rick Shiomi, Full Circle Co-Artistic Director, Co-Founder and Core Artist Leadership Group
Assistant Director: Siddeeqah Shabazz, Core Artist Leadership Group
Performance and Ticketing Information
May 18 - June 4, 2023
Previews: May 18, & 19
Opening Performance: May 20
Wednesday-Saturday evening shows at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Special performances include:
ASL interpretation (May 28)
Audio described (May 21 & NEWLY ADDED: May 27)
Captioned performances (TBD)
Masks-required performances (Thursdays & Sundays)
Post-show Discussions (May 21, May 28 & June 2)
This show is recommended for ages 12+. The running time is 70 - 75 minutes with no intermission. Content includes: suicide, violence, incest.
Audience Vaccination policy
It is no longer required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results to attend performances.
Audience Mask Policy
Masks are required for all Thursday and Sunday performances of Antigonick.
We ask that guests stay home if they are sick or exposed to COVID-19. Please contact the box office to transfer your tickets to another performance, donate your tickets, or request a refund. Contact the ticket office at fullcircletheatermn.org
We will continue to update this page as we gather new information and will share pertinent updates through email and social media. Please check back as the details and requirements may change.
Thank you for your support and adaptability and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre!
ANTIGONICK will be performed at Mixed Blood Theatre, located at 1501 S Fourth St., Minneapolis, MN 55454.
For directions or parking information, visit Mixed Blood Theatre’s website. If you are able, please arrive 30 minutes early to allow for parking.
About the Translator
Anne Carson was born in Canada. Her awards and honors include the Lannan Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Griffin Trust Award for Excellence in Poetry, a Guggenheim fellowship, and the MacArthur “Genius” Award
About the Director
Martha B. Johnson
Martha B. Johnson (She/Her) is a stage director, dramaturg, and playwright, who is co-founder and Core Artist Leadership Member at Full Circle Theater. She’s directed 40+ theater productions over her career in the Twin Cities, and is a longtime collaborator with Co-Artistic Director Rick Shiomi, both at Full Circle and at Theater Mu, where she was a co-founder and served as a Core Artist Group member for 21 years, and where she developed and directed several plays. She was a director, teaching artist, and professor at Augsburg University from 1988 to 2014, and holds a Ph.D. in theater from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she specialized in ancient Greek, traditional Japanese, and experimental European theater.