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antigone lives*

Directed by Caleigh Crow

RISERx is presented by Why Not Theatre and Toronto Metropolitan University

An electrifying and unfaithful take on Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy, this 200 bpm adaptation blends techno, despair, and family politics. One goat and a pack of jackals navigate global displacement while we witness the failure of democracy and subsequent hope for revolution. A thought-provoking and fierce exploration of justice, power, and the human spirit.


Written by Susanna Fournier

Performed by Ella Berger, Manon Bourgeois, James Dawson, Jessica Konkle, Nathan Simpson

Set Design by Delia Yuan

Lighting Design by Gavin Mcdonald

Costume Design by Carlyn Rahusaar Routledge

Sound Design by Sam Fergusson

Directing Coach – Sarah Garton Stanley

Intimacy Director – Corey Tazmania

Fight Director – Christopher Mott

Assistant Set & Props Designer – Alyssa Duhaney

Assistant Lighting Design – Sasha Alymova

Stage Manager – Tanvi Vyas Assistant

Stage Manager – Daniella Reid

Production Manager – Carlos Varela

Technical Director – Curtis Whittaker

Assistant Production Manager – Jonathan Cestnick, Kiera Deorksen Smith

From April 12
to April 22, 2023

Tickets are $12.50/ $22.50 / $35 / $50


BMO Incubator

Performance Dates

Wednesday, April 12 – 7pm

Friday, April 14 – 9pm

Saturday, April 15 – 7pm

Wednesday, April 19 – 9pm

Thursday, April 20 – 9pm

Friday, April 21 – 7pm

This performance is 50 minutes

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14+ recommended; suicide, guns, violence, flashing lights, use of haze, high volume warning

A note on ticket prices for RISERx: In order to ensure accessibility, Why Not Theatre invites you to pay what you can afford. You can pick any one of four prices – $12.50, $22.50, $35, $50 – whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level. Pick the price you would like for your ticket and book your seat. The higher price-points help to keep tickets accessible for everyone. Thanks for your support, and we’ll see you at the show!