Friday, September 20, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Omar Almakki.

Omar Almakki plays a Chorus member 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?
Omar Almakki: Neil Radtke is the director. He also directed Retreat!, the Klondike murder mystery dinner theatre. I was in that. Antigone is a really fun play, so I thought, "Sure, I'll audition!"

Q: What does the Chorus do as a group?
O.A.: As a group, the Chorus represents the thoughts of the characters. We're setting the setting and giving the internal monologue of each character.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
O.A.: Probably Hera. I just like her, she's so independent and strong.

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

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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