Syrian refugees perform revamped Antigone play
The refugee women retook the tragic play by Sophocles to reflect their own contemporary traumas
Syrian refugee women in Lebanon are performing a modern version of Antigone by Sophocles to reflect their own contemporary traumas, UK daily The Independent reported Wednesday.
The play, which was initially written in 441 BC in ancient Greek, runs between Dec. 10-12 at Theatre al-Madina in Beirut.
It gathers 22 women that had started working on the project nearly eight weeks ago and who have never acted before.
Speaking about the play, Rim a school teach who fled Damascus to “escape the sounds of bullets” said: ““Even if these are individual stories, they speak on our behalf.”
“The time we spend here is the time we can escape and we can share this burden and express some of our pain,” she said.
The tragic play is directed by Syrian Omar Abu Saada.