Monday, September 16, 2013

In the Wings: Antigone. Meet Sarah Weaver.

Sarah Weaver plays Antigone 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?
Sarah Weaver: I auditioned because Neil Radtke is one of my favorite directors whom I've worked with, and Antigone is one of my favorite plays. It was a dream. I couldn't pass it up.

Q: Who is Antigone? What is she like?
S.W.: Antigone is very strong minded. She doesn't take "no" for an answer. Once she's made up her mind, she has no problem going with what she believes in and fighting to the end.

Q: Who is your favorite character from Greek mythology or literature?
S.W.: Probably Antigone. I read the play when I was in sixth grade, and I read it again in class. She's the epitome of strength.

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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