Maria Guido plays Eurydice 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?
Maria Guido: Antigone is one of my favorite scripts. We read it my sophomore year in Honors English with Karen Henderson at Harrison High School. I fell in love with it; I think it's such a good story.
Q: Who is Eurydice? What is her story?
M.G.: Eurydice is Haemon's mother, Creon's wife. She's the Queen of Thebes because the royals have died. She goes through a lot of turmoil. She's in one scene, and she finds out her son has died. Portraying her in this adaptation, it's all about her grief. This is the second son she has lost and, again, it's because of her husband and his pride. It's a lot for her to take in.
Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
M.G.: I really like Eurydice. She has her own play, which I encourage people to read. It's fantastic. She goes through a lot of development, starting sort-of proud herself.
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
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