Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone Antigone

All photos courtesy of Barter Theatre

Antigone

Adapted by Catherine Bush from the play by Sophocles
Cast Size: 6 (3M, 3W) when doubling, 12 (6M, 6W) when not doubling
Antigone daughter of Oedipus, the late King of Thebes
Ismene Antigone’s sister
Eteocles Antigone’s brother
Polynices Antigone’s brother
Creon Antigone’s uncle, now King of Thebes
Haemon Creon’s son, Antigone’s fiancé
Euridyce Creon’s wife
Tiresias a blind prophet
Hades god of the underworld
Chorus the audience link to the story
Citizen 1 citizen of Thebes
Citizen 2 citizen of Thebes
Note:
The following roles may be played by the same actor
Ismene/Citizen 2
Polynices/Chorus
Eteocles/Haemon/Sentry
Hades/Euridyce/Citizen 1/Tiresias

Synopsis

Antigone’s beloved brother, Polynices, lies dead on the field of battle, accused of treachery and denied a hero’s burial. Antigone’s uncle, King Creon, has decreed that anyone caught trying to bury the traitor will be put to death. Will Antigone defy her uncle and risk her life to pay tribute to her brother’s memory? Sophocles’ ancient tragedy is brought to life in this modern, theatrical retelling.


Approximate Running Time: 45 mins

Production History

Antigone was first produced in 2016 by the Barter Players(Abingdon, VA), Katy Brown, Artistic Director.