St. Paul’s students perform ‘Antigone’

Thursday, November 08, 2018

St. Paul’s School Theatre Company will perform the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles this weekend.

Creon orders that the dead rebel Polyneices’s body remain unburied. But Polyneices’s sister Antigone defies the orders because she’s worried more about the gods’s wrath than Creon’s.

To punish her, Creon buried Antigone alive in a cave, which angers his son, Haemon, who is engaged to Antigone.

A prophet and the chorus plea to Creon to reverse his decisions, release Antigone and bury Polyneices. But it is too late and the gods punish Creon for going against them.

Showtimes will be Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the school’s New Space theater. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 229-4780.