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.


The 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

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