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"Antigone in New York" in Ivan Franko National Theatre, Kiev
ANTIGONE IN NEW YORK
writtten by Janusz Glowacki
directing: Andrzej Szczytko
translation: Oleksandr Irvanets
set design and costumes: Tatiana Savina
lightning design: Vlodimir Miankov
music: Gennadiy Frolov
director's assistant: Maya Strunnikova
production assistant: Alexander Polyakh
Anita - Maya Strunnikova
Sasha - Siergiej Bierezhko
Flea - Jevgenij Romanenko
Policeman - Petro Rachynskij
John - Siergiej Gusiev
New York City, circa 1993, is a far cry from Royal Thebes, but Janusz Glowacki probes parallel themes in "Antigone in New York," which Time magazine named one of the Ten Best Plays of that year. Here homeless, Puerto Rican-born Anita enlists the aid of two "neighbors" to snatch the body of her dead boyfriend, John, before it's consigned to an unmarked grave. Her plan is to bury it in Tompkins Square Park, where the homeless congregate – at least that way he'll be among friends.
The play was premiered at the Taras Schevchenko Acadmic Drama Theatre in Kharkiv (December 2014) and garnered critical acclaim in Ukraine and Poland.
- The Polish Cultural Institute in Kiev
- Department of Culture and National Heritage at Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region
- Consualte General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv
- Ukraine's Honorary Consualte in Poznan