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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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"The Island"
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By Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona

Athol Fugard’s daring drama is set in an unnamed prison based on  the one where Nelson Mandela was held. John and Winston are cellmates who spend their days doing back-breaking labor, and their nights rehearsing Sophocles’ Antigone to present to their fellow inmates. When John learns his sentence is being reduced, the men’s friendship is tested. Fugard plays the parallels between Antigone’s fight against political and patriarchal boundaries off of the imprisoned men’s fight for their dignity. The Island is a testament to the resiliency of the human heart.