Award-winning Brisbane playwright Merlynn Tong adapts Sophocles’ Antigone for modern audiences in this dramatic and lyrical stage retelling of a classic tragedy. Directed by Travis Dowling, Antigone is the tale of a great city that has been torn apart by a civil war between two brothers. In the aftermath, both lie dead – one hailed as a hero and lying in state, the other condemned as a traitor and dumped in a carrion pile. From the ashes of their conflict rises a dystopian state under a new leader – a career politician who rose to power by dint of her ruthlessness. Grieving and heartbroken, their sister Antigone challenges the leader for the right to bury and mourn her dead brother with dignity, sparking a furious act of rebellion that will shake the city to its foundations. Presented by Queensland Theatre, Antigone reunites Christen O’Leary and Jessica Tovey after their triumphant pairing in Twelfth Night.