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Antigone’s Death

El Toro Productions Presents

February 21 – 24, 7:00pm
Imerst, Dixon Street
Entry by Koha/Donation

Antigone is DEAD. Witness her desperate demise and explore the will of the weak against the strong in this magical 60 minute nightmare.

‘Antigone’s Death’ is a fresh adaptation of Jean Anuilh’s ‘Antigone’, written and directed by Chilean Artist Jamie Dorner playing at Imerst, Dixon Street, for four nights from February 21 as a part of Fringe 07.

Jaime confronts his audience with this perverted post-modern production of a classic myth suited to the theatrically adventurous.

This project updates the themes of oppression from the original Greek tragedy, extrapolating it to our everyday lives investigating the strange vs. the popular, the dictator vs. the people, USA vs. Latin America.

‘Antigone’s Death’ researches post-modern trends in the theatre, blending dance, tragedy, comedy, physical theatre and mass media. Antigone’s story is told in a non-chronological order and fragmented way, mystifying the audience with hidden clues and propelling them directly into the alienation of modern battle.

“The retelling is an intense and physical multi-media presentation making innovative use of a pivoting projector to enhance as well as obscure characters, create lighting and shadow effects, and make agitprop statements” – Richard Mays, Manawatu Standard.

Jaime Dorner trained for four years in Chile, graduating with a Degree in Aesthetic Arts. He has a fascination with the bizarre and a kaleidoscope of talents. He is utterly driven by a love of theatre and this is his Wellington Premier. The cast and crew are coming down from the metropolis of Palmerston North to prove great things can come from the Manawatu!

He says “Antigone’s Death is a fresh, ludic and lucid play that explores, in a different and innovative way, this Greek tragedy”


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