OCCC Theatre Presents
ANTIGONE by Sophocles
Bruce Owen Theater
Nov. 3-6, 2021 @ 7:30pm
Tickets: $10 general admission
Enter through CU1 entrance off of lot D
Join OCCC Theatre Arts as we explore the tragic results of pride and willfulness in this new adaptation of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, ANTIGONE.
Following the exile and death of Oedipus, King of Thebes, his sons, Eteocles and Polyneices agree to share power. When Eteocles refuses to yield the throne to Polyneices at the appointed time, Polyneices raises a foreign army to take the throne by force. The ensuing civil war ends with the brothers killing each other on the field of battle leading to the events of Sophocles’, ANTIGONE.
Our story opens shortly after the brothers’ deaths, their uncle, Creon, seizes power and orders that the body of Polyneices be left unburied in the fields to rot as punishment for raising an army against his native city.
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus and sister to Eteocles and Polyneices, vows to bury Polyneices’ body with full funeral rites in defiance of Creon’s decree, the penalty of which is death. Both, Creon and Antigone, refuse to compromise on their principled stances; one for the rule of law, the other for piety to gods and family. The result is tragedy for all.
ANTIGONE: Katia Harms
ISMENE: Michaela McCall
CREON: Dashawn Mikael
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER: Kelyn Hancock
GUARD: Liz Gill
HAEMON: Aiden Bryant
TEIRESIAS: Daniel Agraz
EURYDICE: Miranda Brooks
CHORUS OF SENATORS:
With original music by J-Fusion and choreography by Renita Fernandes
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