The theatre department at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will present seven performances of Antigone in the studio theatre, located in the lower level of the Fine Arts Building.
Antigone, written by Sophocles in 441 B.C., tells the story of Oedipus’ daughter Antigone, a strong woman struggling to maintain her free-will amidst the tyrannical rule of the new king in the war-torn city of Thebes.
“The issues in this play are universal ones that are incredibly relevant in today’s society,” said Daniel Jones, director and costume coordinator.
“The recent debate over the Bush administration’s use of the Patriot Act during our current war draws a close parallel to the iron-fisted rule of Creon,” he said.
Antigone will be performed Feb. 9-11 and 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday, Feb. 12, matinee will be at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for senior citizens. UNK students are admitted free with university ID. For more ticket information, contact the UNK Theatre Box Office at 308.865.8417 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to a talented cast of students in the leading roles, this production features theatre department faculty members Jack Garrison as Teiresias and Janice Fronczak as Eurydice. Other faculty involved include David Tidwell, scene designer, and Shawn Deiger, lighting and sound designer.
Student cast and crew members are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:
David City – Ashley Rae Kobza (Chorus of Theban Elders)
Elgin – Katie Miller (Chorus of Theban Elders), and Shauna Warren (Messenger)
Elwood – Lauren Blessing (Ismene)
Grand Island – Grant Pyper (Chorus of Theban Elders)
Holdrege – Brandy Fish (Antigone)
Kearney – Taylor Garrison (Boy), Jennifer Hoffmeister (Chorus of Theban Elders) and Joseph Knispel (Haimon)
Ord – Timothy Hruza (Watchman)
Taylor – Andrew Nelson (Creon)
Austin – Chance Hartman (Chorus of Theban Elders)