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Theater of War: Antigone in Ferguson


Antigone In Ferguson
presented by Theater of War Productions

with Tracie Thoms (Rent, Falsettos, The Devil Wears Prada) and Zach Grenier (The Good Wife, Deadwood, Fight Club), The Phil Woodmore Singers and Dartmouth College Gospel Choir

Ancient Greek tragedy, delivered by famed actors and community gospel singers, speaks to the violence and racism of today.

New Lobby Bar! Join us at the new pop-up bar in the Top of the Hop to enjoy a glass of wine or beer before or after the show! Bar opens each night at 6:30 pm.


The Moore Theater


“A play that speaks to Ferguson’s tragedy and lets the audience speak back.” PBS News Hour

Seeking a way forward after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown, leaders in Ferguson, MO, called on Brooklyn-based Theater of War Productions, which addresses community traumas through staged readings—by some of today’s most sought-after actors—of ancient texts. Together they created Antigone in Ferguson: Sophocles’ 2,500-year-old tragedy about a clash between personal convictions and state law, punctuated by soul-searching gospel songs by Ferguson singers (joined here by members of the Dartmouth College Gospel Choir). Afterwards, cast and audience engage in an honest, open discussion of how the play pertains to our own communities and where to go from here.

Post-performance discussions with the artists and special guests

American Sign Language interpreted  Saturday’s performance American Sign Language Interpreted.

Funded in part by the Wetzel Family Fund for the Arts.

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The 2014 police killing of unarmed teenage Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, made that city’s name a rallying cry in the Black Lives Matter movement. It also underscored a terrible rift between community members and law enforcement. Last fall, two years after that killing, community leaders took an unconventional path toward healing divisions—through theater.



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