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All-student ‘Antigone’ takes Lied Education Center for the Arts Studio Theatre stage, April 14-17

Creighton University Theater in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts winds up its 2015-2016 season with a student-produced staging of Sophocles’ tragedy “Antigone,” running April 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and April 17 at 4 p.m., in the Studio Theatre of the Lied Education Center for the Arts on the Creighton campus.

Creighton’s production of the play — first staged in fifth century B.C. Greece — stays true to the original, following the doomed but noble efforts of the title character, Antigone (played by Torrey Schenewerk), as she confronts the perceived injustices imposed upon her family by Creon, King of Thebes (Manny Oñate). Despite the warnings of the chorus (Kyle Armstrong, Alyssa Clausen, Katherine Consola, Morgan Dobersek, Hailee Domagalski, Tessa Fulmer, Rex McKeeman and Kristi Saffari) and the blind seer Tiresias (Tessa Fulmer), Creon marginalizes Antigone’s complaints and finally condemns her to a living death by burial in a cave.

“Antigone” also stars Allexys Johnson as Antigone’s sister, Ismene; Rex McKeeman as Haemon, Creon’s son and Antigone’s betrothed; and Morgan Dobersek as Eurydice, Creon’s wife.

The all-student production is directed by Kristi Walsh, with stage management by Mesel Tzegai. The scenic and lighting designer is Hunter Froehlich and costume design is by Hailee Domagalski.

Admission is free.

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