THE BURIAL AT THEBES
An adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney
Directed by Keira MacDonald
Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m.
Black Box Theatre, Kleist Center for Art & Drama
The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Haney is a re-telling of the story/myth of Antigone. Caught between divine principles and human laws, Antigone must face doing what she believes is a right and suffers at the ultimate consequence. Everyone in her family circle is affected by her choices as she defies the orders of her uncle, the King. Burial at Thebes presents a dysfunctional family in crisis and the aftermath that comes with pride, gender inequality and the threat of tyranny.