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Big Thinkers

Big Thinkers is a farsighted group of supporters who value smart theater and ensure Second Thought Theatre’s ability to produce a classic play biennially. For 2023 the classic play is also a world premiere. Anne-Tig-Ug-Knee by Janielle Kastner is inspired by and adapted freely from Antigone by Sophocles. This adaptation feature stories about rules and when we can break them.


Gifts $100 to $499

• Pre-rehearsal talk with Second Thought Theatre’s Artistic Director Carson McCain and Executive Director Parker Gray about the creative process and possible overlooked aspects of the production on Wednesday, October 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall

• Signed copy of playbill by actors and director distributed following Opening Night

• Reserved seating (with ticket purchase) with the Big Thinkers donor group on World Premiere Opening Night, Friday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m.

• Recognition as a Big Thinker in the Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee playbill

Gifts $500 to $999
– all of the above, plus

• Invitation to first reading of script by cast on Monday, September 18

• Classic Film Screening of Oedipus at the Violet Crown Cinema in West Village. Enjoy a private screening of
one of the prequels to Antigone to immerse yourself in the backstory of one of the greatest trilogies of all time
(Date TBD)

• Opening Night Cast Party on Friday, October 13 at the home of Tara Lewis and John Swords

Gifts $1,000 to $4,999
– all of the above, plus

• Two tickets to Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee Opening Night

• “A Modern Symposium: Join a conversation with Playwright Janielle Kastner, Director Carson McCain and Dramaturg Haley Nelson about Sophocles, Actors and Classical Adaptation!” 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the home Carol and Kevin March on Friday, September 29

• Photo with Cast at Opening Night Cast Party on Friday, October 13

Gifts of $5,000-$9,999
– all of the above, plus

• Two additional tickets to Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee Opening Night (A total of 4 tickets)

• Script autographed by Janielle Kastner

• Invitation to be part of exclusive audience for a Feedback Rehearsal on Monday, October 2 as the cast and creatives workshop the potential audience interaction needed in the play

Gifts of $10,000 or more
–all of the above, plus

• Four additional tickets to Anne-Tig-Uh-Knee Opening Night (A total of 8 tickets)

• Recognition as lead production underwriter in playbill and curtain speech

• Lunch with Carson McCain, Janielle Kastner, and Parker Gray (Time and location TBD)

• Leather Bound Edition of Antigone by Sophocles

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