The Bucknell Department of Theatre & Dance will present their first Mainstage performance of the year, Antigone by Sophocles, translated by Anne Carson, Oct. 19-22. The Friday, Saturday and Monday performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Harvey M. Powers Theatre, which is located in Coleman Hall.
Antigone is set in the wake of a devastating civil war as Kreon, the newly appointed King of Thebes, brands his deceased nephew Polyneikes a traitor and denies his corpse final burial rites. Kreon’s grieving niece, Antigone, rejects the new law as unjust and buries her brother as an act of defiance. When Antigone stands before Kreon to answer for her crime, one of the most enduring debates in dramatic literature ensues, addressing questions of ethics, justice, divine law and the laws of man.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for seniors and may be purchased online, or at the theatre prior to the show.