Monday, May 20, 2013

The 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season: Antigone

The first production of the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette will be Antigone, directed by Neil Radtke. The play was written by Sophocles and adapted by David Feldshuh.

Performances will be September 26, 27 and 28 in the historic Monon Depot Theatre at 320 N. 5th Street - the corner of 5th Street and North Street - in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Theban Princess Antigone buries her brother Polyneices. In so doing, she chooses to comply with divine will that all Thebans receive below ground burials. But at the same time, she contradicts the non-burial edict that her uncle, King Creon, issues regarding the exposure of the bodies of the disloyal Theban dead. Antigone gets caught and is sentenced to death.  So begins this Greek Tragedy that examines relationships, gender roles, conscience vs. law, and pride - the great destroyer.

Season tickets for Civic Youth Theatre can be purchased online at or by calling 765-423-7529.

The mission of Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette is to enhance the artistic and cultural environment of Greater Lafayette through theatrical productions and educational opportunities.

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