Longwood University Theatre’s production of Jean Anouilh’s version of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone will be presented Sept. 21-25 in the Mainstage Auditorium of the Center for Communication Studies and Theatre.
Performances will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with Saturday and Sunday matinees are 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens, Longwood faculty/staff and students from other colleges/schools; and $6 for Longwood students with ID.
To purchase tickets in advance, which is recommended, visit www.longwoodtickets.com. Tickets also may be purchased in person at the box office between noon and 6 p.m. weekdays. The box office is adjacent to the Mainstage Auditorium on the first floor of the center, located at the corner of Franklin and Race streets.
This production is a recent adaptation, by Lewis Galantiere, of Jean Anouilh’s play about adolescence, betrayal, death, politics and war.
“Anouilh’s Antigone is a modern recreation of a Greek story 3,000 years old but just as relevant today as it was then,” said Bruce Speas, assistant professor of theatre at Longwood, who is directing the play. “Anouilh wrote the play under the thumb of Nazi-occupied France in 1943, but his version is purposely modern in language and form. It’s a modern rollercoaster ride of emotion.”
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