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Baltimore native Tracie Thoms to perform modern version of 'Antigone' at UMD

Baltimore native Tracie Thoms to perform modern version of 'Antigone' at UMD

Baltimore native and “Rent” actress Tracie Thoms will return to Maryland this month to perform in a theater production that fuses a 5th-century tragedy with modern day issues of race and injustice at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Thoms will perform as Antigone in “Antigone in Ferguson,” a production by Theater of War Productions that will combine dramatic readings from Sophocles’ “Antigone;” a live choral music performed by Morgan State University Choir*; and community discussions at the arts center on Nov. 29.

The original play by Sophocles touches on personal conviction, justice, oppression and the use of power. Set in ancient Thebes,...

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