Michigan State University
Michigan State University
Department of Theatre
Xtigone


 

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Xtigone

By Nambi E. Kelley

Directed by Dr. Shondrika Moss-Bouldin

Chicago. Present day. Xtigone's brothers have been killed in drive-by shootings by each other’s rival gang. Her uncle, Marcellus da Man, calls a press conference on CNN to announce that the bodies should be buried instead of uncovering the reality of violence in the streets of the city. Will Xtigone go against her powerful uncle and risk death by uncovering her brothers' bodies? Using hip hop poetry, dance, and dialogue that speaks with an urban voice, this re-imagining of Sophocles' Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community's truth.

This show has been selected as part of a national search related to global diversity and inclusion.

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ARENA THEATRE

*Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
**Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2:00pm

* Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, March 31, 2016 (Following the Performance)

** Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Produced by special arrangement with YouthPLAYS (www.YouthPLAYS.com).

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com