Thursday, July 11, 2013

Announcing auditions: Antigone

Director Neil Radtke has announced audition information for Antigone, the first show in the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script written by Sophocles.

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.

Auditions will be Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5, 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School, 611 S. 21st Street in Lafayette. Callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday, August 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Oakland High School.

Actors will be asked to read from the script, which can be checked out from Civic Theatre's office at 313 N. 5th Street in Lafayette.

Neil is looking to cast the following:

* Three (3) girls, grades 7-12
* Three (3) boys, grades 7-12
* Nine (9) roles that can be played by either girls or boys, grades 7-12

Actors can contact Neil with questions in advance by e-mail at

Antigone will be performed September 27, 28 and 29 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.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. 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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