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Thebes-a sparse, ash-covered, ancient nordic village-collapses beneath the weight of recent carnage. The chorus offer up Dauðalög, funeral dirges, to the gods. Polyneices' body is left for the wolves in the foggy depths of a neighboring forest. Antigone, veiled, is faced with a terrible choice: defy the authority of the gods, or let her brother's corpse rot.

New Relic Theatre's ANTIGONE, a 90-minute adaptation of Sophocles' epic set in the Viking Era, hosted by Theaterlab Shares. This production features original music, composed by Paul Rochford and performed live by Joseph Sullivan.

Cast members Ana Prí, Anna Rudegeair, Eli Wassertzug, Joe Mosely, Kelsey Malanowski, Natasha Partnoy, and Thammie Laine Quách breathe new life into the play's resounding central question: in the aftermath of extraordinary cruelty, what do the living owe to the dead?

NEW RELIC THEATRE presents plays that honor the vividness of the human experience -ancient and modern, well-remembered and near-forgotten. NRT engages artists and audiences alike with unexpected, lush, and playful work that recontextualizes the theatrical canon. We believe theatre must be collaborative and accessible to all-no matter how heightened or historically removed the source text.

ANTIGONE is directed by Eliza Palter and produced by Chris Phillips. Performances will run February 22 & 23rd (8pm), 24th (3pm & 8pm), and 25th (3pm) at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St, Third Floor, New York, NY 10018). Tickets are available at and at, $40.

New Relic Theatre presents a high-spirits 75-minute adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, wedding Shakespeare's iconic pastoral comedy to the nimble folk sound of Old-Time and Bluegrass music. Alongside some of New York's finest actors, performers, and Bluegrass fastpickers, audiences will be transported from Brooklyn to the mountains of West Virginia, c.1971.

New Relic Theatre excavates old ideas with contemporary tools, driven by community, collaboration, and a sense of play. NRT believes that theatre-no matter how heightened or how old the source text-can be accessible, relevant, and riveting to all.

AS YOU LIKE IT is directed by Eliza Palter and features Rick Snell & Mona's Bluegrass. Performances will be Friday, July 21 (doors at 7pm) and Saturday, July 22 (doors at 1pm) at Cafe Erzulie (894 Broadway, Brooklyn NY, 11206). Tickets are $10 online and standing room-only at door.

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