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Written by: Sophocles,
New translation by: U. S. Dhuga
Directed by: Michael Page
Though produced first around 442 B.C., Antigone is chronologically the third of the Theban trilogy, which is completed by Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. This specially commissioned new translation by Calvin classics professor U. S. Dhuga will be the first production of a Greek play by the Calvin Theatre Company in almost 20 years. Come and Experience the power–and the relevance–of one of the greatest plays ever written which asks the age-old question: “Can the moral duty of the individual and the moral duty of the state be reconciled?”
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, disobeys the orders of Creon, king of Thebes, who forbids the burial of her brother Polyneices, a traitor to the city. After Antigone buries Polyneices, Creon condemns her to death and has her buried alive in a cave. Though warned by the prophet Tiresias, Creon sticks to his decree. Creon eventually yields and decides to free Antigone but he arrives at the cave too late — Antigone has hanged herself and is already dead. Creon’s son, Haemon, who had been engaged to marry Antigone, is enraged at his father and, failing to kill him, kills himself. Creon’s wife, Eurydice upon finding out that her son is dead also kills herself and curses Creon. Creon is left at the end of the play realizing his inflexibility and refusal to compromise has cost him his family and everything he holds dear.
November 3-5 and 10-12, 2011 7:30PM
Calvin Gezon Auditorium
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI
More information can be found at the Calvin Theatre Company Website.