WFU theatre presents ancient story of 'Antigone'

By Pam Barrett
January 26, 2005

Cast members for the production include 23 Wake Forest students.

The Wake Forest Theatre Department will present a Timberlake Wertenbaker adaptation of "Antigone" written by Sophocles as the first show of the spring semester. The production will run Feb. 11-12 and Feb. 16-19 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. All shows will be performed at the MainStage Theatre in Scales Fine Arts Center.

Offering a poignant look at the consequences of allegiances, the play follows the ancient story of a woman named Antigone and the conflict that arises when she defies her Uncle Kreon's edict not to bury her slain brother. The conflict becomes a battle between patriotism and religion with the two combatants refusing to bend.

The play will be directed by Cindy Gendrich, associate professor of theatre. Cast members for the production include 23 Wake Forest students. Sophomore Kathryn Doiron will stage manage the production. Set and lighting designer is Jonathan Christman, associate professor of theatre. Costume, hair and makeup designer is Lisa Weller, supervisor of the costume studio.

Tickets cost $12 for adults; $5 for students and may be purchased at the Theatre Box Office in the theatre lobby of Scales Fine Arts Center or by calling 336-758-5295 weekdays noon 5 p.m.

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