Xtigone

Xtigone

Oct. 12 to 27, 2018

Studio Theatre at the Hilberry
The Studio Theatre is only accessible by stairs

A contemporary lyrical re-imagining based on Sophocles’ Antigone by NAMBI E. KELLEY

In present day Chicago, a woman mourns the death of her brothers, mowed down by a rival gang. Instead of dealing with the reality of violence in the city’s streets, her uncle intends to bury the bodies without investigation. Will she risk death by opposing her uncle? Using hip hop, poetry, dance, and dialogue that speaks with an urban voice, this re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone tells the story of a woman’s quest for her community’s truth.

This show contains adult situations and simulated violence.

There is NO LATE SEATING. Out of respect for the audience and the production, patrons arriving after the performance begins will not be admitted.

Performance Schedule

Friday, Oct. 12 (Opening Night) 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 13 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 (School Matinee) 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 18 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19 8 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24 (School Matinee) 10 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 25 7 p.m. SOLD OUT
Friday, Oct. 26 8 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday, Oct. 27 8 p.m. SOLD OUT

Cast & Creatives

Anderson, Heather
Anderson, Heather
Stage Manager (Xtigone); Assistant Stage Manager (Mamma Mia!)
Benjamin, Taylor
Benjamin, Taylor
Marketing Associate (Xtigone, A Christmas Carol, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)
Berry, Faith
Berry, Faith
Tig (Xtigone); Member (Motor City Cabaret); U/S for the Angel, Emily, Sister Ella, Woman, Voice of Orrin, Mormon Mother, Taped Voice (Angels in America
Biggs, Calvin
Biggs, Calvin
LeRoi, Aide to Marcellus (Xtigone)
Blackwell, Cameron “Cam”
Blackwell, Cameron “Cam”
Marcellus, Mayor (Xtigone); Dancer (To Sangana African Dance Company); Chorus (Venus)
Buzzell, Courtney
Buzzell, Courtney
Props Master (Xtigone); Stage Manager (Heck-Rabi Playwriting Festival); Assistant Stage Manager/Deck Captain (Mamma Mia!)
Camarena, Josue
Camarena, Josue
Ernesto, Latin King Gang Leader (Xtigone); Member (Motor City Cabaret); Bill (Mamma Mia!)
Clark III, Anthony
Clark III, Anthony
Beau, Tig’s boyfriend and son of Marcellus (Xtigone); Belize, Mr. Lies, Voice of Caleb, Angel Oceania (Angels in America)
Duffy, Alice
Duffy, Alice
Chorus/Assistant Stage Manager (Xtigone); Member (Motor City Cabaret); Chorus (Mamma Mia!)
Everett, Sol
Everett, Sol
Izzy (Xtigone); Chorus (Venus)
Findlay, Xueyun Cecilia
Findlay, Xueyun Cecilia
Chorus (Xtigone)
Goodman, Sidni
Goodman, Sidni
Old Blind Women (Xtigone)
Grijalva, Leticia
Grijalva, Leticia
Spirit (Xtigone)
Johnson, Olivia
Johnson, Olivia
Assistant Director (Xtigone); Director (Unethical/Heck-Rabi)
Kirby, Durshara
Kirby, Durshara
Chorus (Xtigone); Assistant Director (A Christmas Carol)
Lecher, Luke
Lecher, Luke
Marketing Lead (Xtigone, A Christmas Carol, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike); Marketing Associate (Angels in America and Venus)
Montgomery-Kennedy, Angel
Montgomery-Kennedy, Angel
Chorus (Xtigone); Bill (Unethical/Heck-Rabi)
Quarker, Perry
Quarker, Perry
E-Mem, Disciples Gang Leader(Xtigone); Member (Motor City Cabaret); Pepper (Mamma Mia!)
Rodriguez, Kayla
Rodriguez, Kayla
Tea Flake, Marcellus’ Aide (Xtigone); Sir Charles (Pettycoats/Heck-Rabi)
Smith, Rachael Ann
Smith, Rachael Ann
Fay, Wife of Marcellus (Xtigone); Director (Pettycoats/Heck-Rabi)
Turski, Cheryl
Turski, Cheryl
Director (Xtigone)

Teacher Resources

Download our study guide, great for teachers and parents to help prepare students for this production. Activities presented assist in achieving the Michigan Common Core State Standards (MI-CCSS).

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