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Alumni cast to perform Greek tragedy

 

Waynesburg University will host a modern translation of the Greek tragedy “Antigone” Thursday, Feb. 14 through Saturday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. An alumni cast will perform the famous tragedy translated by Lewis Galantiere.

"This is an exciting, well-written 20th century version that clearly shows a woman as a hero and as someone who chooses to honor God and her family despite what society might think,” said Edward Powers, associate professor of theatre at Waynesburg University. “We need more stories that ultimately lift up the human spirit instead of tearing it down."
 
Though written first, Antigone is the third of the three Theban plays by Sophocles. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it. As written and performed, Antigone is a young lady who stands up for what she believes in and what she knows is right, even though it may mean her own death. Antigone is a hard hitting drama that wrestles with the issue of civil disobedience and still has relevance to this day.

The cast includes several recent Waynesburg University alumni including Ryan Bistarkey, Sable Griedel, Melissa Grom, Matt London, Kirstin Repco, Jordan Thompson, Nick Wozniak and Jennifer London.

Reservations are highly suggested. Seats may be reserved by calling 724-852-3226. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Contact: Samantha McClintock, Communication Specialist
724.852.3384 or smcclint@waynesburg.edu

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