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Antigone

April 19, 2019 - April 20, 2019
  • Location: Mainstage Theatre, Building 82
  • 11000 University Pkwy Building 82 Mainstage Theatre
  • Pensacola, FL 32514
  • (904) 504-8590 phone
  • Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

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Antigone by Sophocles Adapted by Bonnie Roberts

April 19-20 at 7:30pm. Free Admission. Join us for a talk-back after the show.

This production is a Capstone Senior Project for Victoria Grace. It is funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research through the OUR Project Award.

Victoria Grace is a graduating senior double major in BA Performance Studies with an emphasis in Directing and Arts Administration. This project is extremely important to Victoria not only because she gets to showcase her growth in Directing and Arts Admin over the past 3 years at UWF but this show is so powerful and she hopes to start a discussion about the themes of this show with the community. Antigone deals with feminism, injustice, PTSD, masculinity, government, democracy, and so much more.

Synopsis: A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? The question is asked by the Chorus. What if your family, your friends, everyone you cared about begged you to change your mind, begged you to be silent—be safe? What if your life was in danger because of a decision you made, an action you decided to take? Would you be willing to die for taking that action? Or would you refuse the responsibility of making that decision? Taking that action? The Chorus, not just bystanders but entities hoping to influence the outcome, speak not only to the audience but also directly to the timeless characters of Antigone. Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping, this time, to bring understanding and peace to the war-torn land. There are no heroes, no villains here. Only individuals who face the choice: should I do what I feel is right? Or should I stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife, or civil war—ancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, turn of the 20th century Ireland, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you. The possibilities are endless for staging and setting this timeless story.