Antigone: an Adaptation by Rick Roberts

When and Where

Saturday, January 18, 2020 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Performance Studio
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
79 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5


In this modern, free-wheeling adaptation of a Greek classic, Antigone - convinced of the coming climate catastrophe - vows to bring Creon, and the oil and gas industry, to its knees. But when Creon brands her an enemy of the people, he sets in motion an anarchic tragedy. In an age of floods, wildfires, mass extinctions and rising seas, this baldly political play embraces the subject we all avoid - how to end our fossil fuel addiction. Guaranteed to disturb and terrify.

We are excited to present this imperative adaptation of a Sophocles classic, read by current and past students of the Drama Centre.

Adapted and Directed by: 
Rick Roberts

Enzo Campa
William Dao
Jacob Kay
Eiléanór O’Halloran
Mick Robertson
Margaret Rose
Stephanie Zeit

Stage Managed by: 
Beka Morrison

Produced by:
Jacob Kay and Mick Robertson

Poster Design by:
Isaac Roberts

This reading is supported by The Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. 


79 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E5