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JSU Drama to Present 'Antigone,' November 14-17

11/06/2013


WHAT: Antigone by Jean Anouilh (Adapted from Sophocles)

WHERE: Ernest Stone Performing Arts Center, Jacksonville State University

WHEN: November 14-17, 2013, Thurs-Sat @ 7:00, Sun @ 2:00

TICKETS: $10 (Adult), $8 (Senior Citizen/JSU Personnel), $5 (Student/Child/Military)

To purchase tickets, call the JSU Drama Department Box Office, 256-782-5648.

First performed in Nazi-controlled Paris, Jean Anouilh’s modern adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone is his best-known play. Daughter of the ill-fated Oedipus, Antigone is trapped between her moral beliefs and an edict from King Creon decreeing that her traitorous brother, who died trying to overthrow Thebes, remain unburied. A battle of the wills ensues between Antigone and Creon – will Antigone obey the king or her moral conscience? The JSU Drama production situates the Greek myth in the context for which it was first written: the theatre. Actors transform a bare stage into a palace and become Anouilh’s characters before our eyes, reminding us that the human condition is universal and unchanging.

Directed by Susan McCain

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About the photos- JSU students Shawnna Conti as Antigone, Cody Hunt as Haemon and DeEric Williams as Creon in JSU's upcoming production of Antigone. (Randy Blades/JSU Drama)

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