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The Burial At Thebes

Time: January 14, 2016 at 7pm to March 6, 2016 at 5pm
Location: DR2 Theatre
Street: 103 East 15th Street
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://www.irishrep.org/buria…
Phone: 2127272737
Event Type: theatre
Organized By: The Irish Repertory Theatre
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2016

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rish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney’s dazzling adaptation of Antigone brings life and breath to Sophocles.  First written as a response to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it stands today as a timely reminder of the conflict between the defense of state security and the protection of basic human rights. It is a brilliant contemporary poet’s possession of a classic.

After the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, King of Thebes, grants burial to one brother but not the other, Antigone's defiance can only end in ruin.

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