written by nambi e. kelley
DIRECTED & CHOREOGRAPHED BY DR. SHONDRIKA MOSS-BOULDIN
Chicago. Present day. Xtigone's brothers have been killed in drive-by shootings by each other’s rival gang. Her uncle, Marcellus da Man, calls a press conference on CNN to announce that the bodies should be buried instead of uncovering the reality of violence in the streets of the city. Will Xtigone go against her powerful uncle and risk death by uncovering her brothers' bodies? Using hip hop poetry, dance, and dialogue that speaks with an urban voice, this re-imagining of Sophocles' Antigone tells the story of the ill-fated Xtigone and her quest for her community's truth.
This show has been selected as part of a national search related to global diversity and inclusion.
JENISE COOK as TIGS
JACQUESE STEELE as TEA FLAKE
GREG HUNTER as MARCELLUS
KRISTY ALLEN as FAY
ELIJAH NOBLE EL as BEAU
EVAN PHILLIPS as ERNESTO
TERIAH FLEMING as IZZY & LE ROI
ALL CAST as GANGS
BONNIE BAIRLEY as CHOCOLATE BOY/CHORUS 1, & SPIRIT SPEAKING
EMMA CALLIS as CHORUS 2
KATELYN HODGE as BRACE/CHORUS 3
CARSON KILLMAR as CHORUS 4