Antigone, presented by the girls of St. Catherine's

The St. Catherine's drama club is struggling to put up its first school play—Sophocles' Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night! The actors must figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly...
The St. Catherine's drama club is struggling to put up its first school play—Sophocles' Antigone. As if staging this tragedy in an all girls’ Catholic school isn’t challenging enough, the cast’s beloved director ends up betraying them in an unforgivable way. And it’s almost opening night! The actors must figure out the right course of action, all while rehearsing the classic play about impossibly difficult choices. What is the right thing to do? And must the show go on?

Commissioned by the Alliance Theatre for their Teen Ensemble program, premiered at the Alliance Hertz Stage in April, 2015.
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Antigone, presented by the girls of St. Catherine's

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  • Halle Utterback:
    29 Oct. 2022
    Madhuri Shekar writes a compelling retelling of Antigone, which indulges in humor along with some serious world issues. I very much believe that this play is educational and shares LGBTQ+ relationships/character representation, which is so beneficial! I loved the modern speech and dialogue used in the writing of the story, not only was it entertaining, but also relatable. Reader connection was amazing and I would highly recommend this play :)
  • Vera Shipley:
    29 Oct. 2022
    Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s is a beautifully poignant play that many can see themselves in. Shekar brilliantly uses parallels to the original Antione, which delivers an impactful punch. Shekar’s writing is raw, fearless, and compassionate – resulting in the Brilliance that is Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine. I highly recommend this play.
  • Reagan Kettner:
    29 Oct. 2022
    This is such a terrific play and definitely one I need produced so I can be apart of. I immediately connected to the characters and the dialogue is so realistic, Shekar was definitely spot on. Shekar did a fantastic job of incorporating the characters into a play within a play. I was constantly kept at the edge of my seat with the character developments and would definitely recommend.

Development History

  • Commission
    ,
    Alliance Theatre, GA
    ,
    2014

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Sacred Fools Theater Company
    ,
    2020
  • Workshop
    ,
    The Movement Theatre Company with Hypokrit Theatre
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Alliance Theatre
    ,
    2015