Translated by Jeremy Sams
Directed by Catie Osborn
“Packed with stirring anguish…”
–Thom White, River Cities’ Reader
“…modern language, compelling narration and a haunting portrayal of the title role.”
–David Burke, Quad-City Times
“[Gini Atwell and Jake Walker] dazzle in ‘Antigone.'”
–Jonathan Turner, Dispatch-Argus
And so here we are. This spring, Prenzie Players presents Jean Anouilh’s Antigone, a deeply moving adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy revolves around the conflict between the idealist Antigone and her rigid uncle, Creon, over the proper burial of Antigone’s brother, Polynices. Seen through the prism of our current time, Antigone raises a crucial question–when the towers of society/politics/finance are crumbling around us, do we fight for what works even if it’s wrong or do we fight for what’s right even if that means our end? Integrity versus compromise, individual versus the state, divine law versus human law–Antigone rips into these timeless issues and iconic characters in a triumph of modern theatre.
“Antigone (Sams, trans.)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH,INC.