The 14th Under the Radar Festival is at the Public Theater January 4 – 15, 2018. This season features Cuban, Dominican, Italian, Brooklyn and other international artists.
Antigonón, un Contingente Épico
Direct from the Teatro El Público in Havana, Cuba, Antigonón, un Contingente Épico weaves Cuban history into Sophocles’ Greek drama Antigone.
That’s the story where against the orders of the king, Antigone buries her brother who died on the battlefield of rebellion. Tried for the crime, she claims the superiority of divine law over human law as a defense.
Locked in a tomb as punishment, Antigone hangs herself. Discovering this, the king’s son kills himself. Discovering that, the queen kills herself.
Cuban theatre has a way of forcing its characters to deal with the contradictions in themselves. In Antigonón, five characters connect the past with the present in surprising ways.
Directed by Carlos Díaz
Written by Rogelio Orizondo
Wednesday – Sunday
January 10 – 14, 2018
The Public: Martinson Hall
$25 + fees
In Spanish with English supertitles
¡Oye! For My Dear Brooklyn
Dominican Brooklyn impresario Modesto Flako Jimenez conjures the borough as a work in progress with poems, projections, and music.
Written & Performed by Modesto Flako Jimenez
Directed by Artem Yatsunov
Produced by the Oye Group
Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 9 pm
The Public: Shiva Theater
Italy’s Motus Theatre and the Actors of LaMaMa’ss Great Jones Repertory Theatre consider the possibilities of a post-national identity for all the peoples of the world.
Wednesday – Saturday, January 3 – 6 at 7 pm
Sunday, January 7 at 2 pm
Thursday – Sunday, January 11 – 13 at 7 pm
Sunday, January 14 at 2 pm
At La MaMa, 66 East 4th St in Manhattan’s East Village.
$20 – $25
For tickets, visit www.undertheradarfestival.com