Antigone

Antigone

By Sophocles

Translated by Ian Johnston
Directed by Barry Cavin

 

February 17-26, 2023

February 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

February 19, 25* & 26 at 2:00pm

 

All Antigone wants is to bury her fallen brother. She can’t because the great leader Creon has forbidden it. It may be that a would-be dictator begins with good intentions but all too soon the intoxication of absolute power corrupts the mind, and that corruption pollutes all who are ruled by the mad leader. You might think that a play that is over two thousand years old has little to offer to our time, but when you see Antigone, you will understand more clearly that little dictators can still emerge today, and they can still lead us to a tragic ending.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and can be purchased at fgcu.edu/theatrelab

*There will be a discussion with the cast and crew following this performance