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Jan. 28-Feb. 7: Theatre Season Continues with 'Antigone'

Production of Sophocles' play include both evening and matinee performances.

2016-02-08
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 1-14-2016

(PHOTO CUTLINE: Antigone (Sophie Jones) comforts her sister, Ismene (Kristin Ambrose), as Kreon (Doni Marinos) pronounces their death sentence. Photo courtesy of Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance.)

MANKATO – Ancient Greek will be spoken on stage. Dirt will be thrown. Flames will be lit. Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Department of Theatre and Dance is promising one exciting presentation of Sophocles’ play “Antigone.”

Picking up where “Oedipus at Colonus” leaves off, Oedipus has just passed away in Colonus, and Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. Upon her arrival in Thebes, Antigone learns that both of her brothers are dead and the ancient tragedy begins to unfold.

“Antigone” will run 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 3-6; and 2 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 in the Andreas Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State Mankato.

Tickets are $16 regular; $14 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $11 for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or amanda.dyslin@mnsu.edu for more information.

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