THE ANTIPODES by Annie Baker

The need for stories in a time of crisis


THE ANTIPODES, The National Theatre 2019 © Manuel Harlan


THE ANTIPODES                     

By Annie Baker

2 F / 7 M

Dark comedy

English original text

In Annie Baker’s THE ANTIPODES, a group of people sit around a table telling, cataloging, and theorizing stories. Their purpose is never clear: are they brainstorming ideas for a TV show? A film? A mythology? This is a world where ghostly fables co-exist with mundane discussions of snacks and sexual exploits. Part satire, part sacred rite, THE ANTIPODES asks what value stories have for a world in crisis.


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