Antigone

Antigone and Ismene: one in twain and twain in one. Bonnie Fraser and KC Wright were not only astonishing in these two famously demanding roles, they played all of the other parts except for Creon and the chorus. This quadrupling of roles accounted for a kind of dramatic whiplash effect, not to mention cumulative tragic sweep: each time Bonnie or KC came on to oppose the unyielding Kreon, but in a new role, she carried with her all of her prior personas’ attempts at opposition. Two tour de forces that illuminated the play’s obsession with doubles.

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