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Antigone on Stage Next Week!

Posted March 31st, 2017 by NCLAC Admin
in Performances/Readings, Regional Arts News

Grambling State University Theatre to present Antigone, adapted by Lewis Galantiere, from the play by Jean Anouilh, April 3-6, 2017 in the Recital Hall, located Poster 1-3in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Grambling State University is pleased to announce the final show of its 2016-2017 season Antigone, adapted by Lewis Galantiere, from the play by Jean Anouilh. Creon (brother of Jocasta, wife of Oedipus) becomes King of Thebes after the deaths of Oedipus’ two sons in a recent civil war. Creon has ordered that only Eteocles may have a stately burial, but due to the allies Polynices formed, he will rot for the vultures and dogs to feed upon and anyone caught trying to provide a formal burial, will be put to death. Antigone, the sister of the two and daughter of Oedipus, feels her brother, Polynices, deserves a proper burial and defies the orders of the King. Creon pleads with Anitgone but with much failure and tragedy. Come witness as the love for family triumphs the laws of governance.

Directed by Dr. King D. Godwin, the talented Grambling State cast includes, Alle’Yah Glenn as Antigone, Peyton Warren as Ismene, Anthony Broadway as Haemon, Joshua Burley as Chorus, Wynter Ruth as Nurse, Marvin Moore, Jr as Messenger and Page, Ricky Lewis as First Guard, Aaliyah Robinson as Eurydice, and special guest appearance by Carsey Walker as Creon.

Performances dates are April 3-6 and the show begins at 7pm. Tickets are $1 for children 12 years and younger, $3 for students 13 and older and $5 for general admission. Grambling State students get in free with their student ID (must obtain a ticket at the box office). The box office will open forty-five minutes before performance time. For more information or group reservations, please call Mary F. Crook at 274-2892.