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Sideshow Theatre Company Presents ANTIGONICKBy Sophokles, Freely Translated by Anne CarsonDirected by Jonathan L. Green March 1 - April 5, 2015 CHICAGO (December 22, 2014) – Following its critically acclaimed hit Stupid Fucking Bird, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased continue its 2014/15 season with ANTIGONICK, a re-imagining of the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophokles, freely translated by Anne Carson, anddirected by artistic director Jonathan L. Green. ANTIGONICK will play March 1 - April 5, 2015 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.  Tickets go on sale Monday, January 12, 2015 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 pm. ANTIGONICK will feature ensemble member Nate Whelden with Anu Bhatt, Maritza Cervantes, David Hamilton, Ann James, Lona Livingston, Paloma Nozicka, Eleni Pappageorge and David Prete.  Additional casting to be announced. Ancient Greece looks suspiciously similar to the present day in the hands of world-renowned poet and MacArthur Genius Anne Carson (The Autobiography of Red). Antigone has lost two brothers but by law can only bury one. She takes a stand for her beliefs, pitting morality against patriotism, and in doing so starts a series of events that threaten the newfound national peace. It’s one of the most famous myths of all, told and re-told for more than two thousand years, but what use is a cautionary tale if no one heeds it? Carson’s biting and thrilling free translation brings Antigone to new light and casts unexpected shadows on issues of loyalty and family.The production team for ANTIGONICK includes: Yu Shibagaki (scenic designer), Noel Huntzinger (costume designer), William Kirkham (lighting designer), Christopher M. LaPorte* (sound designer/composer), Benno Nelson (dramaturg), Ellen Willett (production manager) and Shelby Glasgow (stage manager).  *Sideshow Artistic Associate