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Sophokles’ Antigone

Uptown Campus
Lupin Theater

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Tulane is honored to present Sophokles’ Antigone, translated by Anne Carson and directed by Ryder Thornton. The second in the Oedipus trilogy, Antigone is the former king’s daughter who sets tragedy in motion when she learns that her dead brother must remain unburied by royal decree. This ancient tale of defiance will surely resonate with modern audiences, given the current social and political climate. The timely selection of the play by director and professor of theatre at Tulane, Ryder Thornton, MFA, Ph.D., also expresses the department’s commitment to the Jubilee* as it features the work of a female author and focuses on a woman navigating gender politics and abuses of power. Thornton, a specialist in modern tragedy, is excited to bring new energy to the play with Tulanian talent that includes an original score by local musician Brendan Connelly.

Tickets for Antigone will go on sale on February 18th at 12pm (STUDENTS: $14.00/ea FACULTY/ STAFF/ PATRONS: $21.00/ea) The performance will run Wednesday,
March 16th – Sunday, March 20th in the Albert Lupin Memorial Theater located inside of the Dixon
Performing Arts Center (150 Dixon Annex – Building #69) at 7:30pm. There will be a post-show
talkback on Thursday, March 17th moderated by the director with select cast members. There will be a
preview performance on March 15th at 7:30pm in addition to the run on the 16th -20th. On Saturday
March 19th and Sunday March 20th, there will be matinee presentations at 2pm; the 2pm performance on
March 20th will also feature ASL interpretation in efforts to make the audience experience more
accessible to all. Please note: Sunday, March 20th evening performance is scheduled for
6:30pm.

Department of Theatre and Dance


For more information on this event, please visit https://tulane.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7912405