Maria Dizzia and Bill Camp Will Read Anne Carson's Antigonick at 92Y
12 Nov 2012
Maria Dizzia, Bill Camp and Michael Chernus will be part of the Nov. 19 reading of Anne Carson's Antigonick, new adaptation of Sophocles drama, at the 92nd Street Y.
Sam Gold (Seminar, Soho Rep's Uncle Vanya) will stage the 8 PM reading of the tragedy, which features Tony nominee Dizzia (Uncle Vanya, Eurydice, In the Next Room), Camp (Death of a Salesman, Coram Boy) and Chernus (Close Up Space, In the Wake).
The 92nd Street Y characterizes the reading this way: "'Why does tragedy exist?' Anne Carson asked in 'Tragedy: A Curious Art Form.' 'Because you are full of rage. Why are you full of rage? Because you are full of grief.' Carson returns to 92Y's Poetry Center to introduce a staged reading of her new translation of Sophocles' famous tragedy."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.