On November 15, 16, and 17, at 7:00 pm, the San Marcos Performing Arts Department will redefine the classic Greek play, Antigone, in an unforgettable performance.
“Antigone is a great play,” said lead actress Melissa Marino. “It discusses philosophical issues: whether to follow rules that are unjust, and civil disobedience.”
The original story of Antigone is part of a larger work by the Greek playwright Sophocles. Antigone, the main protagonist, is forbidden to give her brother a proper burial because he committed a terrible crime: he lead a rebellion and killed his brother in the war. In Ancient Greece, lack of a proper burial resulted in the spirit of the person wandering Earth for eternity, aware of this fact, Antigone buries her brother despite the king’s order not to. When King Creon, her uncle, find out what she has done, he imprisons her in a cave, where she kills herself in despair.
The cast members include; senior Melissa Marino as Antigone, the protagonist, junior Colby Martin as King Creon, Antigone’s uncle, junior Julia Paris as Ismene, Antigone’s sister, junior Jackson McComber as Hauymen, the king’s son, junior Cole Kurth as Geoffry Lambif, and junior Anne Georgis as Queen Eurydice.
The play is performed on the stage of San Marcos auditorium on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00 pm. The theater can only seat two hundred people, so get there early to get a ticket. General Admission is $12, tickets for children and seniors are $10 and $5 with a Royal Card.