Theatre/dance students to perform ‘Antigone’ Feb. 26-27, March 4-6

Feb. 26, 2010

An all-female cast of Luther College theatre/dance students will perform Sophocles’ timeless drama “Antigone” in Luther’s Center for the Arts Feb. 26-March 6.

Performances will be held in Jewel Theatre on Feb. 26, 27, March 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m., as well as 1:30 p.m. matinees on Feb. 27 and March 6.

Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students under 18. Tickets are available at the Luther College Box Office, (563) 387-1357, open 9-10:30 a.m. and 11a.m.-3 p.m. on weekdays with extended hours on Thursdays until 7 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased online at

Sophocles’ classic tragedy “Antigone” begins the second semester theatre/dance season at Luther. The production features an all-female cast who portray the male characters as well as the female. The script translation by Irish poet and playwright Brendan Kennelly is both entertaining and vibrant.

First performed in 441 B.C., “Antigone” remains one of the most-produced plays in the history of theatre. The battle of wills between powerful and newly appointed King Creon and Antigone, a young woman of spirit and passion, raises issues that continue to resonate in contemporary culture.

The cast includes a variety of first year, junior and senior students.