Antigone (Sophocles / Theatre Works)

by Kostis Vozikis

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Original music score for the theatrical play "Antigone" by Sophocles.
Composed and performed by Kostis Vozikis
Instruments used: El. guitar, el. bass, violin, cello, various percussions, daouli, snare, toms, cymbals, tambourine, samples, vocals.
Chorus/Actors: Giannis Varvaresos, Christina Gyftaki, Dimitris Dagkalis, Nikos Kounelis, Orestis Konstantinidis, Liliana Nigro, Thodoris Polizonis, Ioanna Retsa, Foulis Boutouroglou

Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC.

Antigone picks up where Oedipus at Colonus leaves off. Oedipus has just passed away in Colonus, and Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes.

Upon her arrival in Thebes, Antigone learns that both of her brothers are dead. Eteocles has been given a proper burial, but Creon, Antigone's uncle who has inherited the throne, has issued a royal edict banning the burial of Polyneices, who he believes was a traitor. Antigone defies the law, buries her brother, and is caught. When Creon locks her away in prison, she kills herself.

Meanwhile, not realizing Antigone has taken her own life, the blind prophet Teiresias, Creon's son and Antigone's fiancé Haemon, and the Chorus plead with Creon to release her. Creon finally relents, but in an instance of too-late-timing, finds her dead in her jail cell. Out of despair, Haemon and Creon’s wife have by now also killed themselves, and Creon is left in distress and sorrow.

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released August 1, 2014

The play was first performed on July 24th & 25th. 2014 at Municipal Garden Theatre (Theatro Kipou), Thessaloniki.

Director: Pavlos Danelatos
Translation: Eleni Merkenidou
Choreography: Melpo Vasilikou
Custom/Scenic designer: Apostolos Apostolidis
Dramaturgy: Dimitra Mitta
Make up: Manto Kamara
Assistant directors: Valantis Garganis, Panagiota Liampi
Assistant scenic designer: Panagiota Liampi
Production team: Zacharias Spanos, Ioanna Sidiropoulou, Kiriaki Triantafillidou

An Omerta Theatre Production

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