"Antigone" by Sophocles

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Sophocles’ ANTIGONE is the story of a young woman who brings an entire empire to its knees because she does what she believes is right—she buries her brother’s body despite his dishonorable death. This simple choice to cover a body with earth is an act of great rebellion and defiance against her uncle and new king Kreon, who demands loyalty above all else and threatens death as the consequence against it. Throughout the play’s inexorably tragic action, we see the tension between loyalty to family and the gods pitted against loyalty to the state with fatal consequences, revealing a cautionary tale against unchecked power.

Performance times: Oct. 26, 27, Nov. 1–2, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

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