The Studio Theatre at the Hilberry presentes XTIGONE. A contemporary lyrical re-imagining based on Sophocles’ Antigone by Nambi E. Kelley, perforamances are on select dates, tonight — Oct. 12 — through Oct. 27 at the Studio Theatre, located in the Hilberry Theatre on the main campus of Wayne State University.
For tickets, click here. Please note, the Studio Theatre is only accessible by stairs.
Details on the story from the Hilberry:
In present day Chicago, a woman mourns the death of her brothers, mowed down by a rival gang. Instead of dealing with the reality of violence in the city’s streets, her uncle intends to bury the bodies without investigation. Will she risk death by opposing her uncle? Using hip hop, poetry, dance, and dialogue that speaks with an urban voice, this re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone tells the story of a woman’s quest for her community’s truth.
A request from the Hilberry team:
The program is partnering with the Foster Closet of Michigan to collect 124 pairs of new or gently used shoes from child size 8 to adult size 8. This shoe drive is going on now until October 31 and can be dropped off in the lobby of the Hilberry Theatre. We hope you can help us make a difference one pair of shoes at at time!