CHICAGO DANZTHEATRE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
The Midwest Premiere of
By Nambi E. Kelley
A contemporary, lyrical re-imagining of Sophocles’ Antigone.
Chicago. Present Day. Xtigone's brothers, leaders of rival gangs, are meeting to discuss a gun truce. Things go awry, bullets fly, and the people seek answers when two more bodies lie on their city block. Tigs asks her Uncle, Marcellus da Man (The Mayor), to help her unearth the truth. Will Marcellus help Tigs or further cover up the problem? Through lyricism, movement, and music this re-imagining of Sophocles' Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community's truth.
Xtigone was developed at LaMaMa's International Symposium for Playwrights under the auspice of Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage and was a finalist for the Kennedy Center College theatre Festival.
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE) is proud to present the midwest premiere of Xtigone directed by ensemble member Alexander St. John. Xtigone runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 7 pm, May 15th – June 14th, 2015 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium (1650 W Foster at Paulina). Free street parking is available.
CDE is dedicated to providing quality education and performance that provide students and audiences with a socially conscious message. For that reason we will be providing middle and high school students with free admission to the performances. To reserve seats for students please email email@example.com and provide school affiliation and number of students.
Location: Ebenezer Lutheran Church Auditorium, 1850 W. Foster at Paulina, Free street parking
Opens: 8 pm, Friday, May 15, 2015
Run: 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm Sundays, May 15th June 14th, 2015.
Tickets: $20 Advance / $25 Door, available at Xtigone.brownpapertickets.com
More info: danztheatre.org
Playwright: Nambi E. Kelley
Director: Alexander St. John*
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Bowman*
Assistant Director: Arlicia Ketchum
Executive Producer: Ellyzabeth Adler*
Choreographers: Lisa Leszczewicz* & Kylee Wellons
Musical Director: Shawn Wallace
Fight Choreography: Barbara Charlene
Costume Designer: Kristen P. Ahern
Props Designer: Victoria Alvarez-Chacon
Set Designer: Michael Stults (Bread & Roses Productions)
Lighting Designer: Michael Goebel (Bread & Roses Productions)
Tigs: BrittneyLove Smith
Marcellus: Lee Peters
Fay: Corina Morris
Beau: Noor Hamdi
Tea Flake: Allyce Torres
Le Roi: Johnathan Wallace
E-Mem: Kevin Hope
Ernesto: Brian Boller*
Izzy: Maren Rosenberg*
Old Blind Woman: Olivia Charles
Spirit: Victoria Alvarez-Chacon
Chocolate Boy: Maria Jacobson
Brace: Breon Arzell
Chorus 1: Tiffany Small Henderson
Chorus 2: Nichole Green
Chorus 3: Matthew Webb*
Chorus 4: Amy Gorelow
* denotes CDE Ensemble Member
More about CDE:
Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble challenges, engages and inspires audiences both onstage and in the classroom, through innovative, multidisciplinary storytelling in the genre of Tanztheatre, which unites all art media and to achieve an all-embracing, radical change in humankind. As an Ensemble, we collaboratively create thought-provoking arts performances and educational outreach programs incorporating elements of theatre, music, movement, visual arts and literary text. We are dedicated to "performance with a purpose.