7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1
7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3
3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4
Manchester’s Antigone a modern
struggle between faith and governance
Manchester College is modernizing the classic Greek myth Antigone for its Homecoming production Oct. 1-4 in Wampler Auditorium. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 3; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. The theatre is dark on Friday evening, Oct. 2. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for non-MC students and senior citizens.
While Antigone (an-tig-uh-nee) was written by ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles, this modern adaptation by Jean Anouilh with translation by Lewis Galantiere “still speaks to what’s going on in the world today,” says new Manchester theatre director Jane Frazier, a 28-year actor who most recently has taught theatre in Fort Wayne, currently at IPFW.
Governing power, duty and individual morality clash as Antigone defies the rulers (including her own uncle) rather than compromise her faith. This modern version was first performed in Paris during World War II in rebuttal to atrocities performed under Nazi rule.
The cast includes:
Hannah Reed, junior biology major from Fort Wayne, as Antigone
Casey Lambert, senior English major from Chesterton, Ind., as Antigone’s nurse
Nikki Hehn, first-year peace studies major from St. Petersburg, Fla., as Ismene
Ryne Hastings, sophomore communication studies major from Andrews, Ind., as Haemon
Daniel Myers-Bowman, sophomore music and peace studies major from Manhattan, Kan., as Creon
Jessamy Rogers, junior mathematics major from North Manchester, as 1st guard
Geneviéve Kidwell, sophomore sociology major from Uniondale, Ind., as 2nd guard and Eurydice
Katherine Pea, junior educational studies major from Fort Wayne, as the Messenger
Kayla Williams, first-year social work major from Marion, Ind., as the Page
Katrina Kardys, senior English major from Hoagland, Ind., as the Greek chorus