“Simply spectacular … The magic touch of one of our best directors today gives body and new resonance to Antigone.” —Cuba Si
With sharp humor and shocking currency, director Carlos Diaz—Havana’s leading provocateur in the underground counterculture of fashion, theater, and drag—confronts the tyrannical themes of Sophocles’s tragedy Antigone. In this internationally acclaimed production, highly physical performers put on exotically absurd costumes at a rapid-fire pace. While doing so, they guide us through flashbacks set against a backdrop of archival news footage that connects the past with the present in unnerving and profound ways. In Spanish with English supertitles. Contains mature content.
Antigonón, un contigente épico is presented as part of Out There 2018 and in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 (November 11, 2017–March 18, 2018).