The Passion Of Antígona Pérez By Luis Rafael Sanchez
December 7th at 3.30 pm;
December 8, 9, 10th at 7pm in the Lovinger Theatre
Post-show discussion with the cast and director Virginia Grise after Dec 7th performance
The Passion of Antígona Pérez is a contemporary Puerto Rican vision of Sophocles' Antigone inspired by the life of Olga Viscal Garriga and her involvement with the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. It is a play about activism and resistance of a people to an oppressive government that violates its civil rights.
The Passion of Antígona Pérez is by Luis Rafael Sanchez, Professor Emeritus University of Puerto Rico, and internationally recognized Latino playwright and activist. The production is directed by Latina theater artist Virginia Grise.
Director Virginia Grise is a recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award, the Princess Grace Award in Theatre Directing, the Playwrights' Center's Jerome Fellowship, the Loft Literary Center's Spoken Word Fellowship, Pregones Theatre's Asuncion Award for Queer Playwriting, and is a Time Warner Fellow Alum at the Women's Project Theatre Lab. Her work has been produced, commissioned and/or developed at the Alliance Theatre, Bihl Haus Arts, Company of Angels, Cornerstone Theatre, Highways Performance Space, Playwright's Center, Pregones Theatre, REDCAT, Victory Gardens, 2 Women's Project and Yale Repertory Theatre. She has also performed both nationally and internationally at venues including the Jose Marti Catedra in Havana, Cuba and the University of Butare in Rwanda, Africa.