Antigone in Ferguson: A Performance of Sophocles' Antigone

Sat. Feb 3, 2018 at 8:00pm EST
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The New York Public Library and Theater of War Productions present Antigone in Ferguson, translated, directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries, Public Artist in Residence, City of New York. This free, interactive version of Sophocles’ Antigone—an ancient Greek tragedy about what happens when personal conviction and state law clash, and violence ensues—features acclaimed actors and a gospel choir made up of citizens, police officers, activists, and members of the faith community from Ferguson, MO. The event is open to everyone, and will be followed by a powerful audience discussion led by community panelists. Join us for this groundbreaking project, at the beautiful Jefferson Market Library—the former site of a civil court, police court, and jail—and help promote dialogue and understanding between diverse communities.

Duane Foster, Ragtime, A Christmas Carol, Porgy and Bess
Paul Giamatti, American Splendor, Sideways, Billions
Samira Wiley, Orange is the New Black, The Handmaid's Tale, The Sitter
Marjolaine Goldsmith, Compromise, AfterWords, The Three Musketeers
The Phil Woodmore Singers


Doors open at 7:30pm. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Entrance is granted on a first come, first serve basis. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered spots are released shortly before start time, and space may become available at that time for those on standby. Sign up for standby tickets begins when doors open. 

We encourage everyone to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodation at the event, please contact Marjolaine Goldsmith:

The venue is accessible via 10th Street and has accessible bathrooms. 


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Jefferson Market Library 425 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10011