Resistance and Rebellion in Rep: 2 Plays: Antigone and Hoppla! We're Alive
354 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
Known for re-imagining works of the past to engage in modern issues, Random Access Theatre is thrilled to present their first ever repertory season Resistance and Rebellion in Rep! Productions of Ernst Toller's Hoppla, We're Alive! directed by Artistic Director Jennifer Sandella, and Sophocles' Antigone, adapted and directed by Victoria Teague will alternate performances at the Loft at the Davenport Theatre for four weeks starting May 4th. The story of a group of revolutionaries pardoned from death row, Hoppla, We're Alive! follows the way these men and women find their place in the unchanged world they once rebelled against. Politics, friendship, and conscience collide in this German play that shook up the theatre world when it originally premiered in the 1920s. Then, re-visit Antigone, the beloved story of Oedipus' courageous daughter who chooses to stand up for what she thinks is right, even in the face of dire consequences. This modern re-telling, adapted by Victoria Teague, examines how a Greek tragedy fits into contemporary society, and whether you would actually be surprised to hear those kinds of stories on the nightly news today. $18 tickets for both shows are available now at randomaccesstheatre.com.