Thetford Academy Drama Presents Antigone

Thetford Academy Drama Presents Antigone

ANTIGONE OPENS NOV. 21!

Thetford Academy Drama presents ANTIGONE,  a Greek tragedy reimagined by Jean Anoulih, and translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere.

The story of ANTIGONE, by Sophocles, is rooted in civil disobedience, set in the aftermath of civil war. Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in a fight for the crown of Thebes. Their uncle, Creon, becomes king and declares that Eteocles will receive holy burial while his brother, Polynices, is left unburied to rot at the gates of the city as a warning to other traitors. Their sister Antigone can’t accept this desecration. Knowing full well it will result in her own death, Antigone is determined to bury Polynices, so his soul may rest.  —from parksquaretheatre.org

Anoulih’s version of the Greek legend comes from 1940’s Paris that suffered under tyranny. The play evokes a number of themes that are especially relevant today.

Antigone will run from November 21, 22, and 23 (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) at 7:00 p.m. in the MJR Theater, $5 at the door.