Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Dobson, Boyd and Gaston present Antigone at MLP; preview Wed, Nov 7, 7 pm

Antigone, a play about a rebellious young woman, was written by Sophocles some 2,500 years ago. Centenary student Courtney Gaston has the job of staging it for the new era. Gaston has been in the background during her tutelage at the college; she has been part of play after play as a person in lights and sound. Recently she slipped onto the stage; this time, she waves the sceptre.

Leads are Adam Boyd and the capable Lorna Dobson.

In Gaston's version the year is 2024 and the buildings are in ruins. King Creon's power gives way to pride as he refuses proper burial to his nephew, Polyneices, for acts against the former king.

Antigone defies the King's edict against burial of Polyneices, her brother. This production asks if tragedy remains as inescapable and predictable as Sophocles has implied, says Jennifer Strange.

Preview performance: Wed, Nov 7, at 7 pm, at $3 per ticket.

Performances Nov 8 through Nov 11 are $10. Through Nov 10 shows start at 8 pm; the Nov 11 performance is at 2 pm.

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse: 318-869-5242.

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