The National Theatre of Greece, the company that brought Oedipus to Rome and then New York City in 2000, returns to City Center Oct. 30-Nov. 3 with its rendering of Sophocles' Antigone.
Lydia Koniordou stars as Antigone (Oedipus and Jocasta's daughter), the woman who defies the government and King Creon when she buries her dishonored brother, in Sophocles classic tragedy about the eternal clash between personal and public goods. Koniordou played Elektra in a 1996 New York production of the National Theatre. Other NTG plays to visit City Center include 1998's Medea.
Other cast members include Sophoclis Peppas as Creon, Kosmas Fondoukis as Tiresias and Maria Katsiadaki as Ismene. Niketi Kondouri directs.
Tickets are $35-$70. City Center is located in midtown at 131 55th Street. Call (212) 581-1212 for ticket information.
—By Robert Simo nson