Antigone in Ferguson

Co-presented by Outside the Wire, the PopTech Institute, and the Onassis Foundation USA

Saturday, September 17
Wellspring Church, Ferguson, Missouri

Antigone in Ferguson is an innovative project that presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of scenes from Sophocles’ Antigone—an ancient Greek tragedy about what happens when personal conviction and state law clash, and violence ensues—for large, diverse audiences composed of concerned citizens, members of faith communities, and members of the law enforcement community, with the goal of generating powerful dialogue between these communities and fostering compassion, understanding, and positive action. The performance is followed by remarks from community panelists and a facilitated discussion. Antigone in Ferguson will premiere at Wellspring Church in Ferguson, Missouri on September 17, and then travel to New York City on October 15 for a performance at the Onassis Cultural Center New York before continuing to other locations.