That’s a wrap! We would like to thank the community at Swan Christian College for their support of our FRINGE WORLD contribution for 2021.
The young and talented cast of Antigone worked hard to get this show ready for the festival and pushed on despite the lockdown.
Thank you to Kimberley Shaw from Stage Whispers for taking the time to watch and review Antigone. Kimberley described Antigone as “moving, effective and emotional theatre that packs a punch.”
"This new adaptation by Jane Hille is easy to comprehend, performed with passion by a cast who really understand their characters and what they are saying, and (unusually for Grecian drama) all of the big moments happen on stage."
Read the full review at https://loom.ly/Tqd-qc4.
If you missed Antigone, make sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming Fenceline Theatre productions in 2021!
Keep reading for a note from the one and only Jane Hille, Director of Fenceline Theatre Company and a full list of the cast and staff involved in this production.
*cover photo by Jason Matz
From the Director
As a dramatist, tragedy is always compelling theatre to write and make.
This is not a pleasant story, however, in this adaptation, I have tried to contextualise the meaning of a young woman of faith who is disempowered by the system of her own country. That message is universal sadly, one that we cannot be reminded of enough. It is also a story about redemption and regret. When hubris (pride) often forces us to hold on too long to ideas to our own detriment.
Antigone holds to her word. She is ultimately sacrificed. Like other women in literature, in her final moments of courage, she reclaims what she believes was taken or lost.
Sadly, Antigone had little faith in Haemon’s love for her. Although this narrative is horrible, the message of struggles against adversity, hubris and courage are still relevant. A mother’s pain and anguish, brothers restoring a bond a man’s albeit late, an attempt at restoration and forgiveness, all speak to us of the human condition.
I would like to thank this Alumni cast for their commitment to this creative project. They are talented, generous and committed young artists who’ve sacrificed much to do this show for us at Fringe 2021. They have been a privilege to work with. I hope this experience encourages them to push their creative boundaries.
I would also like to thank the community at Swan Christian College for their support of our Fringeworld contribution for 2021. I am always humbled by it.
Director Fenceline Theatre Company
INDIDANA POWELL JOCASTA Alumni MLC
SHANE KEEFE POLYNICES Alumni SCC 2020
OLIVER STEWART ETEOLCES Alumni SCC 2020
CHOLE SCORER ANTIGONE Alumni SCC 2020
SAMARA CHURCH ISMENE Alumni SCC 2020
MITCHELL CORPS CREON Alumni SCC 2020
ELLA ATKINS EURYDICE Alumni SCC 2020
JOHN SAXON HAEMON Alumni SCC 2018
LIAM HAMMOND SOLDIERS Alumni SCC 2020
Jane Hille Director
Production assistant Vanessa Bird
Make up/ Hair Design Emily Friend
Sound Design William and Carmen Vasiu
Sound Technician Ryan Kok
Video promotion Andrew Matthews
Lighting installation Total Concert Productions
Front of House Kylie Bullard, Natalee Friend and Andrew Matthews
Communications Mona Humphreys
Program Vanessa Bird
Fringe Photographer Jason Matz
Photography Cheryl Lim and Kelly Hammond
Filming Clint Woodvine
Learn more at www.fencelinetheatrecomapny.com.au