by Sophocles, translated by Owen McCafferty
Directed by Kara Cantrell
August 9-21, 2017 (in alternating rep with Julius Caesar)
The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone's brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?
Sophocles' Antigone is about a young princess who must wrestle with her convictions to do what she knows is morally right and a state edict forbidding her to do it. Her small transgressions lead her into a confrontation with the king with deadly consequences, and beg the question, 'What are you willing to die for?'