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ETSU Theatre and Dance to open spring semester with ‘Antigone’

Contributed • Feb 14, 2020 at 5:20 PM

The great Sophocles tragedy “Antigone” will open the spring semester season in the Department of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University.

Performances will be at the Bud Frank Theatre on Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 20-22, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m.

As the show opens, the two sons of Oedipus – Eteokles and Polyneikes – have been fighting for the kingship of Thebes. Both men die in the battle. Their successor, Kreon, decides that King Eteokles will be buried, but Polyneikes, because he was leading a foreign army, will be left on the field of battle. Defying Kreon’s order, Antigone, his sister, buries him anyway but is caught.

ETSU student Sarah Hill will perform in the title role and will be joined on stage by Billie Williams, Alex Hennage, Abigail Arnett, Nick Brassell, Ethan Harbin, Aubrey Toncray, Luke Walker, Ryan Leonard and Darrius Akrdige.

Directed by Herb Parker, “Antigone” also features the creative team of Jonathon Taylor, scenic design; Beth Skinner, costume design; Melissa Shafer, lighting design; Jessica Vest, choreographer; Zach Olsen, technical director; Kallie Jenkins, stage manager; Jessica Potter, hair and makeup design; Bobby Funk, fight choreographer; Braylee Polson and Claire Johnston, assistant costume designers; Araya Rash, audio technician; Katye Beard, lighting technician; Lizzy Nyhan-Manis, wardrobe supervisor; and Brenden Dykes, wardrobe assistant.

Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff and students (with ID) and $10 for adults. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit www.etsu.edu/theatre

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