Antigone project comes to Middlebury College stage

The Middlebury College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “The Antigone Project” directed by Professor Richard Romagnoli next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. “The Antigone Project” is an evening of five brief plays, bound together by a prologue performed by two actresses energizing and educating the audience. Each play spins on the original Greek tragedy about a young woman who defies the state to uphold a religious principle — the unwritten law of the gods — thus condemning herself to death. These widely varied contemporary works are by turns broadly comic, absurd and warmly human.
“The Antigone Project” kicks off an unusual performance year for the Theatre Program; audiences who return in mid-November to see the collage text with music, American Sunrise (Sunset), will enter a theatre where the set for Antigone Project has been repurposed and fragmented to serve the later play. In addition, the spring season will see the return of the Greek voice in a somewhat nontraditional production of a traditional work, Women of Troy, by visiting artist Vanessa Mildenberg. In between, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia mingles history, time, memory and loss.
“The Antigone Project” will be performed on Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29,  at 2 and 7:30 p.m., in the Seeler Studio Theatre at the Kevin P. Mahaney Center for the Arts. There will be a post-show discussion with the cast and crew following the Friday night show. Tickets are $12 for the general public; $10 for Middlebury College ID card holders; and $6 for Middlebury College students. For tickets or information, call (802) 443-MIDD (6433) or visit go.middlebury.edu/arts.

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