A Lisbon Players workshop, directed by Suresh Nampuri. On: Sunday 1st November 2015 (15.00-17.30h) and Tuesday 3rd November 2015 (20.30-22.30h) At: St Andrew’s Church hall: Rua da Arriaga 13, 1200-608 Lisboa This is a free event, but we need to have enrolments so we know how many scripts to prepare. Please confirm your participation by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please state if you expect to come to just the Sunday, or to both days. When you enrol, you will receive confirmation, and details about getting to St Andrew’s, which can be a little hard to find on a first visit. Deadline for enrolling: Friday 30th October. The play has 12 characters of various ages, but this is not an audition or casting - all genders and ages welcome. The workshop will include participants reading from the play, and perhaps some scenes will be briefly rehearsed by Suresh, and, we hope, discussion. ANTIGONE by Jean Anouilh The story revolves around the events in the life of Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, the man with daddy issues in capital, and her defiance of her king Creon's orders to not pay respect to the grave of her disgraced brother Polynices. She stridently smothers fresh dirt over his grave and the subsequent personal confrontation between Creon and Antigone form some of the most successfully riveting pieces of political subversiveness. The play was inspired, uncannily enough, by a lone act of 'noble' terrorism in Nazi occupied Paris where a young man shot at a bunch of 'collaborateurs'. Inspired by this vigilante sense of justice wreaking, Antigone, the classic Sophoclean play is resculpted to probe into the erosive nature of the responsibilities of power. Power can corrupt but what Antigone shows is that defiance in the face of absolute tyranny is as corrosive to the human soul as the crown that weighs heavily on the head of the tyrant.