Thursday, August 8, 2013

Announcing the cast of Antigone

Director Neil Radtke has announced the cast of Antigone, the first show of the 2013-2014 Civic Youth Theatre season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original 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.

The cast includes:

* Antigone - Sarah Weaver
* Ismene - Hope Quattrocki
* Eurydice - Maria Guido
* Creon - Cody Walker
* Haemon - Kevin Bayley
* Tiresias - Dante Singleton
* Boy - Xavier Radtke
* Guard - Maggie Huston
* Messenger - Molly Synesael
* Chorus Leader - Tori Rosa
* Chorus - Omar Almakki, Alysa Cline, Nicole Johal, Natalie Long, Josie Luptak, Maggie Pearl, Ashlyn Short, Aaron Walker

Antigone runs Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29 at the historic Monon Depot Theatre, 320 N. 5th Street, at the corner of 5th Street and North Street in downtown Lafayette. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday performance begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. They can be purchased by visiting or calling 765-423-PLAY (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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