Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
Tuesday, Mar 21 at 8pm
Wednesday, Mar 22 at 8pm
Antigonón, un contingente épico
Two myths collide in one epic explosion of poetry and heroics. Written by Rogelio Orizondo, directed by Carlos Díaz, and presented by Havana’s provocative Teatro el Público, this spectacle fuses the legend of Antigone with old and new Cuban heroes.
Structured on a series of non-linear monologues and embroidered with exotically absurd costumes that the five-member cast dons and sheds rapid-fire as they work through dozens of different characters, Antigonón, un contingente épico flows poetically like a series of flashbacks, all set against a backdrop of archival film clips. The text reflects a new view of contemporary Cuba from a subtle perspective that slices through moments of the island’s past and surprises us with questions regarding the present, including the country’s strained relationship with its own history.
Performed in Spanish with projected English titles.