By JON KAPLAN
If you've done SummerWorks or want to check out theatre in another part of town, head over to the Danforth for the staging of Creon by Theatreworks Productions' Stone Circle Project.
More on the show in next week's NOW, but let me say briefly that it's a fine production of the Ned Dickens script -- a take on the Greek tale of Antigone, who goes against her uncle Creon when she buries one of her dead brothers -- by a new company worthy of your attention.
Under Vikki Anderson's direction, the show has a Wild West setting -- think Deadwood with a different kind of poetry -- and fine performances, notably by Sarah Evans as gambler who becomes Antigone in the play-within-a-play and Dmitry Chepovetsky as the Stranger who plays Creon in the morally complex story.
Set outdoors in an actual circle of stones, the play has atmosphere, humour and elegance; you'll quickly forget the street-festival sounds drifting northward from the Taste of the Danforth. To get to the show, walk up Jackman, the street that runs on the west side of the Carrot Common.
I don't recommend driving to the show; the area around the Danforth is clogged with cars this weekend, and you're better off on the TTC.
Since the final shows are at 2 pm and 7 pm today (Sunday, August 12) and the running time is under 90 minutes, you can get back to the Factory Theatre courtyard in time for the 10 pm closing party at SummerWorks.