by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona
Directed by Mikael Burke
April 8-May 1, 2022 | Studio Theatre
An apartheid-era masterpiece with smoldering contemporary resonance
In a notorious maximum-security political prison, two cellmates toil at brutal hard labor by day and rehearse Sophocles’ ANTIGONE for a prison entertainment by night. When one is unexpectedly granted his release, envy and empathy, triumph and loss, and hope and despair all collide in the concentrated atmosphere as they dig into a two-thousand-year-old play that explores every human’s moral obligation to defiance of unjust government. Presented by popular demand after a critically acclaimed run in MCT’s 20/21 virtual season, this modern classic from some of South Africa’s most esteemed theater-makers celebrates the depths of human resilience and offers a scathing indictment of the injustice of white supremacy.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.
Content tags: Mature language and themes.
ASM/COVID Safety Manager
Composition and Sound Design
Costume and Makeup Design
Scenic and Props Design
Dimonte Henning*, Sherrick Robinson*
ViewPoints - April 13
Talkbacks - April 14, April 21, April 28
Talk Theatre - April 20
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Thank you to our generous production sponsors
John Shannon and Jan Serr
J. Michael Reavis
“THE ISLAND” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com