Antigone By Jean Anouilh<br/>
Adapted by Lewis Galantiere
March 16th - 31st, 2018
Mosesian Center for the Arts
  • General Admission: $25*
  • Student: $12.50*†
* Includes MCA Facilities Fee
† Student ID Required


  • General Admission: $25*
  • Student: $12.50*†
* Includes MCA Facilities Fee
† Student ID Required

Tyranny, demagoguery, and absolute power are disrupted in Jean Anouilh’s modern adaptation of Antigone, written in 1940s France as a form of resistance against Nazi occupation. In an act of treason punishable by death, Antigone acts on her moral duty to bury her brother, defying the will of the ruthless King Creon. What transpires is a timeless exploration of when to accept authority in order to maintain the status quo and when to confront it, no matter the consequences.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Watertown Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Special Events

Full ASL-Interpreted Performance

Thanks to a StageSource ASL Arts Access Grant, we are able to offer ASL Interpretation for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing!

Join us Saturday, March 24 at 8pm for an evening performance of Antigone that will be fully interpreted in American Sign Language. All are welcome, and seating is general admission. An area of seating with excellent visibility of the interpreters in our small black box space will be reserved for members of the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Questions about the ASL-interpreted performance, or any other questions about accessibility at Flat Earth shows, can be directed to [email protected].

ASL interpretation sponsored in part by StageSource, The Forest Foundation, and The Bob Jolly Charitable Trust.

Join Us for Expert Talkbacks

Meet the Experts exploring the Antigones of yesterday and today, and join us for talkbacks following the Sunday matinee performances of Antigone.

Theatrical Rebellion: Antigone and Social Justice: Sunday, March 18, 2pm: Flat Earth welcomes local activists and artmakers to discuss theatre, social justice, inclusivity, and the intersection thereof, and where this production of Antigone fits in.

Antigone Then and Now: Historical, Literary, and Archaeological Conversations: Sunday, March 25, 2pm: Flat Earth welcomes distinguished scholars and practitioners to unpack the historical and artistic impacts of Antigone from ancient Greece to the present day.


When & Where

March 2018
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Mosesian Center for the Arts

321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA


Media & Links

  • Program (504kB)
  • Program (Large Print) (734kB)
  • Press Kit (2833kB)
  • Cast Announcement The Antigone cast grabs their shovels
  • Join Us for Expert Talkbacks Meet the panelists of Flat Earth's expert talkbacks, following Sunday matinees of Antigone!
  • Video: Chorus Interview ASL and Translation in Antigone
    "I was really surprised to find how well this rich and poetic, very image-based classical text linked with the ASL translation." -Michael John Ciszewski
  • Review: Boston and Beyond "Greek tragedy has never been presented in a more engaging and palatable format!" -Susan Mulford
  • Review: New England Theatre Geek "I’m blown over by how perfectly it has been produced and performed. ... Each actor will win you over for their own unique reason. You will walk away with deeper insights in fate, feminism, and family." -Bishop C. Knight
  • Review: Rabbit Reviews Boston "It’s a wonderfully intoxicating environment to be stepping into. Most people tend to associate classical works with dusty libraries and dry academia. It’s nice to be reminded that in the right directorial hands, there’s a vital, thrilling world to be conjured with those texts." -Jamie Wilkinson
  • Review: Boston Arts Review "Flat Earth Theatre, always surprising us with savvy, potent productions, is presenting a singular, resonant ANTIGONE ... with one of the most gripping performances of the “daughter of kings” I’ve seen in ages." -Beverly Creasey
  • Review: Arts Fuse "Flat Earth Theatre’s staging of Antigone was filled with strong performances and provocative ideas: Vital supplied an exceptional Antigone, and many of Eagle’s directorial choices were inspired. " -Erik Nikander
  • EDGE, Boston: Best Boston Theater of 2018 "In some ways, "Antigone" was my favorite play of 2018, because of its timeless story of misrule and resistance, but also because it was a real-time, you-are-there lesson in the fluidity, adaptability, and invincibility of the theatrical spirit... which is also, I would argue, the human spirit." -Kilian Melloy
  • 23rd Annual IRNE Nominations • Nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Fringe: Elbert Joseph