April 23, 2015

Faculty member Mark Jackson of the MFA's new degree program in Theatre Performance-Making has a hot show on his hands.

The Shotgun Players' production of Antigonick, is a sparkling new adaptation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy Antigone, which the SF Chronicle calls "One of the most impressive productions of the year so far." Antigonik is the story of a woman's determination to honor her dead brother against the will of the state.

Jackson, who is a long-time Shotgun artist joins forces with choreographer Hope Mohr to co-direct this epic struggle between the forces of law and the ties that bind.

The story is retold by the poet Anne Carson, renowned author and recipient of the Guggenheim and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship.

The play, which opened on March 19, has been extended to May 3.

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