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St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will host Theater of War Productions, which will be in residence May 8-July 13, 2019, and presenting fifty free performances of “Antigone in Ferguson” in the sanctuary: Wednesday through Saturday: 7:00-9:30 pm; Saturdays, 2:00-4:30 pm and 7:00-9:30 pm.
“Antigone in Ferguson” was conceived in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014, with community members from Ferguson, Missouri. Translated and directed by Theater of War Productions Artistic Director Bryan Doerries and composed by Phil Woodmore, the project fuses a dramatic reading by leading actors of excerpts from Sophocles’ Greek tragedy with live choral music performed by a choir of activists, police officers, youth, and concerned citizens from Ferguson and New York City.
The performance is the catalyst for panel and audience-driven discussions about racialized violence, structural oppression, misogyny, gender violence, and social justice, which serve as the core component of the event. All shows are free to the public.
The rotating cast of actors will include: Amy Ryan, Chris Noth, Paul Giamatti, Jumaane Williams, Kathryn Erbe, Obi Abili, Linda Powell, Josh Hamilton, and David Strathairn.
The following guest choirs will perform: R. Evolucion Latina, Brooklyn Interdenominational Chorus, United Voices of Hope, The Guardians and Bethel Gospel Assembly.
Antigone in Ferguson is hosted by St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. It is presented in association with THE OFFICE performing arts + film and made possible with the exclusive support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church is the Pro-Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. The 1847 church is a National Historic Landmark renowned for its Gothic Revival architecture and for William Jay Bolton’s suite of figural stained glass windows, the first produced in the United States.