Antigone by William Head on Stage WHoS October 6-November 4, 2017. A review.

Antigone by William Head on Stage WHoS October 6-November 4, 2017. A review. In their 36th year, for their 57th production, the actors of William Head on Stage (WHoS), the only remaining prison theatre company operating in Canada, return to a text after several years of devising original work (Sleeping Giants-2016, Here: A Captive Odyssey-2015, Time Waits for No One-2014, Fractured Fables-2013). And, what a challenging text it is—Antigone … [Read more...]

Antigone by William Head on Stage October 6-November 4, 2017. An interview.

Antigone by William Head on Stage October 6-November 4, 2017. An interview. Since 1981, the inmates of William Head Institution in Metchosin have mounted theatrical presentations open to the public.  Antigone is their 57th.  William Head on Stage (WHoS) is now the only inmate-run theatre company in Canada. VW, the current managing director of William Head on Stage, answered a series of questions about their sci-fi remount of the ancient … [Read more...]

Antigone by Jean Anouilh at Theatre Inconnu May 8-24 2014. A review.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh at Theatre Inconnu May 8-24 2014. A Review. Antigone by Jean Anouilh is a modern classic, elegantly and subtly interpreted in the current Theatre Inconnu production (May 8-24, 2014). Antigone (Melissa Blank), a Theban princess, daughter of the late king Oedipus, defies the tyrant Creon’s (Clayton Jevne) decree and buries Polyneices, her rebellious brother. In so doing—she has sealed her own death. To most readers … [Read more...]