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Dates: Friday, November 14, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 15, 2008, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 3:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Villa, Auditorium
Admission: Tickets $20; $15 students/seniors. Call (310) 440-7300 or use the "Get Tickets" button below.

Sophocles' timeless drama of the arrogance of power receives a powerful one-woman staging in Antígona, from Peru's internationally acclaimed collective theater group Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani.

In a performance lauded as "electrifying" and "infused with primal power" (Los Angeles Times), actor Teresa Ralli portrays all the play's characters—Antigone, Ismene, Creon, Hermion, Tiresias, Haemon, and the messenger—using only a chair as a prop on an otherwise empty stage.

Teresa Ralli in Antigona

Conceived in the late 1990s, seven years after the end of a decade of violent civil conflict in Peru, Antígona deals with the long-term effects of violence and the struggles of individuals to come to terms with the strategies they have used to survive in a dehumanizing environment. Ralli developed the play with acclaimed Peruvian poet José Watanabe through interviews with families of the "disappeared" in Peru. Watanabe's text is based both on Sophocles' original and on a vision of Peru.

Antigone's plight—to perish at the hands of a murderous regime in order to ensure an honorable burial for her brother—illuminates the continuing struggle to exert individual agency in the face of unethical political demands. The play offers hope to witnesses and participants who were unable to respond heroically in the face of atrocity.

Please note: Antígona is presented in Spanish with supertitles in English.

This presentation of Antígona is part of the FITLA International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles.
FITLA International Latino Theatre Festival of Los Angeles

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The Getty Villa is located at 17985 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, approximately 25 miles west of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for directions and parking information.

Teresa Ralli in Antigona

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