The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) Theatre Department will present “Antigone” this November. The performance will be a modern rendering of the famous Sophokles play.
“In this 2015 translation of Sophokles’ work by Anne Carson, Thebes has just emerged intact from the ashes of war,” said Theatre Director and Instructor Scott Theriot. “Kreon, the newly crowned king, has decreed death for anyone who attempts to bury the corpse of Polyneikes, brother to Antigone and son to Oedipus.
“In ‘Antigone’, the title character is determined to see her brother honored with burial and Kreon is determined to preserve order no matter the cost.”
The play will be performed by LSMSA’s Theatre Repertory Company, which presents a major production each semester.
“Antigone” will take place in LSMSA’s Black Box Theatre, located in the Center for Performance and Technology. Showings are Nov. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 10 and 11 at 2 p.m.
LSMSA and NSU students are admitted free of charge. General admission is $7.
Tickets for “Antigone” are available on Eventbrite at https://antigone2018falltheatreproduction.eventbrite.com.