Admission for ages 18 and above. Urban legend has it that Sophocles, the Granddaddy of Tragedy, died from holding his breath while reciting a particularly long line from Antigone, the story of a young woman from Thebes, who had the cheek to defy her uncle-ruler Creon to bury her brother Polyneices. Receiving a proper burial was a big deal then. The deceased without an appropriate send-off would be denied entry into the Underworld and forced to roam the shores of River Styx as a restless ghost forever.
Rubber Girl On The Loose makes ancient Greek tragedy accessible through dance, drumming and contemporary dialogue. The play is presented by Cake for the annual The Studios season of the Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay, and is the latest in writer-director Natalie Hennedige's productions inspired by ancient classics, following Electra and Medea Hennedige's retelling is set in a school and underscores the tragedy of a system that refuses to respond to the needs of its people. Sophocles' tyrant Creon becomes a headmaster, a chorus of Theban elders becomes a powerless teacher Masturah Oli.
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