Tuesday, September 24, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Dante Singleton.

Dante Singleton plays Tiresias in Antigone, the first Civic Youth Theatre production in the 2013-2014 season at Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. David Felshuh adapted the script from the original by Sophocles.

Question: Why did you audition for Antigone?
Dante Singleton: I'm a big fan of Greek literature, and I appreciate the writing.

Q: Who is Tiresias? What does he do?
D.S.: Tiresias tries to convince Creon to change his ways before it's too late. But near the end of their scene, Creon starts to insult Tiresias and Tiresias enters a neutral state: "This is going to happen, and if you don't do it this way, then you're done for."

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
D.S.: Odysseus from The Odyssey. Unlike a lot of heroes, he must use his cunning and intelligence and whatever he has with him. He rarely ever has his war materials with him.

Antigone opens Friday, September 27 and runs 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 shows begin at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday show begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth age 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased by calling 765-423-7529 or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com

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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