DAVID RUSH
Writer
About "Antigone"


SYNOPSIS

The play is a contemporary-language adaptation of Sophocles' tragedy. 

Antigone's two brothers have killed each other in a devastating war.  The king, Creon, has ordered that one brother be buried with full honors, while the other is to be ignored and his body left to rot.  Antigone obeys what for her is a higher law, and buries him.   Creon's dilemma is clear:  to enforce his law and execute Antigone or grant her pardon and appear weak.

He orders her execution, and her death is just the beginning of the tragedy that follows.

The style of the play echoes that of Greek tragedy:  is calls for a mixed-gender chorus to provoke and to comment on the action, but in colloquial language.



PRODUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Cast:    3 w, 4 m, a gender-mixed chorus, out of which can come several smaller roles.

Set:      Stylized playing space



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