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Sophocles' Antigone performed at BYU Sept. 17

As part of Westminster College's 42nd annual Classical Greek Theatre Festival, Sophocles’ “Antigone” will be performed at Brigham Young University’s de Jong Concert Hall Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m. A free pre-performance lecture will start at 4 p.m.

Tickets for the event are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting arts.byu.edu/tickets.

In an era of protests and the fall of tyrants, the message of “Antigone” is both timely and timeless. The play, directed by Larry West, tells the tale of a young woman, a protester defying a king while defending her family. Inspired by the recent Arab Spring movement, the production tosses aside the typical costumes of classic Greek theater for an edgy interpretation of Antigone’s troubled life.

“Antigone” will feature original movement and dance by choreographer Darlene Casanova and a recent American translation by Marianne McDonald. This new production of the 2,500 year-old story follows Creon, ruler of Thebes, in a misguided attempt to keep his power over the city. Antigone must defy Creon’s laws to give her dead brother a proper burial.

For more information, contact Krista DeAngelis or Arikka Von at (801) 832-2682.

Writer: Amberly Asay

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