Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Upcoming: Antigone: Looking into the Sun by Ann Ciccolella, a staged reading, Saturday Afternoon, October 8

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presents a staged reading of

Antigone: Looking Into the Sun

written and directed by Ann Ciccolella
3:30 p.m. til 5 p.m., Saturday, October 8
Long Center Rollins Theater, FREE. Donations accepted.

Creon: Discover the enemy and stop them…destroy the enemy of the state, no matter who they are. Creon

Antigone: I will die for the truth. Your kind believes that if you wish hard enough and print enough paper you can reverse gravity. Antigone

Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, wishes to bury the body of her fallen brother Polynices, but that means treason in the law of the land ruled by Creon. Is Antigone a woman of principle, or a political agitator? Austin Shakespeare presents Antigone: Looking Into the Sun, by Ann Ciccolella, Artistic Director. This script will be read for the public at 3:30 pm Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Long Center's Rollins Theater.

Ann Ciccolella directs this beautiful and tragic tale weaving together themes of freedom and virtue into a dynamic contemporary look at the Antigone story. Helen Merino (Hamlet) plays Antigone, University of Minnisota profefssor Ray Schultz ("Claudius" in Hamlet) is Creon. Looking Into The Sun also features Michael Miller (Closer) as Haemon, Antigone's lover and Creon's son; Alison Stebbins (Hamlet ensemble) as Ismene, her sister; and Michael Dalmon ("Horatio" in Hamlet) as Stephanos, Creon's Chief of Staff.

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