The Colby College Department of Theater and Dance
and the American Shakespeare Center and
Directed by Doreen Bechtol
sponsored by Richard B. Smith
Strider Theater, Runnals Building
Wednesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Tickets available at colby.edu/theaterdance or at the door
In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law – and how love overcomes them all.
Presented by American Shakespeare Company and the Colby College Department of Theater and Dance,
with support from the Center for the Arts and Humanities, the Classics Department, Government Department, and the Cultural Events Committee.
Tickets available at colby.edu/theaterdance or at the door.
We hope you can join us!