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Department of Film, Television, and Theatre Presents 'Antígona Furiosa'

Author: Chris Sopczynski

Antígona Furiosa

The University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) will present Antígona Furiosa by Griselda Gambaro in 10 performances beginning Thursday, February 23.

Directed by Anton Juan, senior professor of directing and playwriting, the play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on February 23, 24, 25, 28, and 29, and March 1, 2, and 3, with Sunday matinee performances at 2:30 p.m. on February 26 and March 4 in the Philbin Studio Theatre of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Antígona Furiosa (1986) is a re-shaping and re-telling of the Antigone story against the background of Argentina’s “Dirty War,” during which 9,000 to 30,000 people were interrogated and disappeared.

During an interview in 1998, Gambaro had this to say about her work: “I knew I was going to subvert Sophocles’ idea, in that I was going to speak with the voice of the Latin American woman and through the voices of so many women in my country who have done the exact same thing as Antigone, who disobeyed Creon’s order and threw a handful of dirt over her brother’s body, enough to uphold the tradition of an honorable burial for the dead. Antigone is every one of the Madres de Plaza de Mayo who have paid for their disobedience with their lives.”

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the ticket office at 574-631-2800. Admission is $15 for the general public; $12 for faculty, staff and seniors; and $7 for students.

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