(October 2007)

Contact: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 318-869-5242

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse Presents Sophocles' Antigone

Shreveport, LA — Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at Centenary College presents a modern interpretation of the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles. Senior Courtney Gaston directs Lorna Dopson as Antigone and Adam Boyd as Creon in the season's student production.

The year is 2024 and the surrounding buildings are in ruins as the remaining survivors lurk among the broken pieces of their civilization. Creon's new power gives way to pride as he refuses proper burial to his nephew Polyneices, Antigone's brother who acted against the former king, Eteocles. But Antigone defies the edict and pursues her moral obligation to her fallen brother.

When Creon discovers who has disobeyed his rule, a battle between moral conscience and tyrannical law ensues, leaving physical and psychological effects on a diverse body of victims. Can both justice and integrity succeed? What will be the consequences of failure? This production asks if tragedy remains as inescapable and predictable as Sophocles implies.

Antigone premieres November 8 and runs through November 11; tickets are $10 for reserved seating. Performances November 8 through November 10 start at 8pm; the November 11 performance is starts at at 2pm.

A special preview performance is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. General seating for the preview is $3 per ticket.

To reserve tickets or get more information, call Marjorie Lyons Playhouse at 318-869-5242.