Cold Basement Dramatics Presents World Premier Adaptation of Sophocles’ ANTIGONE
The production will take place at Oracle Theatre, 3809 North Broadway, August 8 –18. Opening night is Thursday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Showtimes are as follows: August 10 & 11 at 8 p.m., August 12 at 2 p.m., August 16 and 17 at 8 p.m., August 18 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and August 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20, $10 for students and may be purchased by visiting the url address below.
This new version of Sophocles’ Antigone shows us to a fictional 1960s Thebes, wartorn and flooded with fear and unrest. In the midst of the disorder is a budding movement for women’s rights, growing with each passing day. But at the very center of everything stand a girl faced with her own death and the man who must kill her or lose his country. This adaptation returns the roar of rebelling to Sophocles’ classic text. Adapted and directed by Jack Bourgeios and staring Scott Olson as Creon.
Jack Bourgeois is the Artistic Director as well as a founding member of Cold
Basement Dramatics. In addition to studying, with his fellow company members, at Columbia College Chicago, he is a graduate of The Missouri Fine Arts Academy as well as the training centers at The Second City and iO Chicago. His self-written and produced one-man show THIS ABOVE ALL… premiered in March of 2010 and spawned the now two-year-old Cold Basement Dramatics.
Production team includes: Rachael Boylan (Costume Design), Paul Dieziel
(Assistant Stage Management), Sam Hubbard (Violence Design), John Kelly
(Lighting Design / Production Management), Katie Messmore (Stage
Management), Cassandra Rose (Dramaturgy), Daniel Ryan (Sound Design), Jeff Shields (Prop Design), Caroline Siede (Assistant Director), Liz Siedt (Assistant
Dramaturg) and Emily Stranski (Set Design).
Cold Basement Dramatics is an itinerant Chicago theatre ensemble committed to telling stories that explore the things that we hide from ourselves and others.