Title

Antigone

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Playwright

Lewis Galantiere, Sophocles, and Jean Anouilh

Performance Dates

October 23-24, 1953

Creative Team

Director...............................Marion Chase

Technical Director...............Jim Gibson

Set Design..........................Karol Knobloch

Business Manager..............Nancy Carter

Synopsis

Based on a Greek myth, Sophocles' Antigone embodies a timeless portrayal of the conflict between good and evil. The play portrays this struggle through a single incident but actually it represents all rebellion against oppression. Creon stands for inhuman forces--the reign of terror imposed by an dictatorship. Opposing him is Antigone, who rebels against the blasphemy of the unburied dead. By doing so, she cries out against Godlessness and indecency.

It is interesting to note that Anouihl's adaption of Antigone in 1943 symbolizes the German occupation of France--the new order with its promise of prosperity and happiness in exchange for surrender of the French spiritual independence.

Each age is entitled to its own Antigone--needs her, for every age has its Creon who must be defied.

Disciplines

Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History

Keywords

Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater

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