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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  • Molly Babos:
    23 Dec. 2021
    Oh so gorgeous. 100 fiery pages of young women growing and changing and grappling with a terrible secret. Fans of "My Dark Vanessa" will adore this play.
  • Jolie Frazer-Madge:
    30 Nov. 2021
    This is one of my favorite plays in the genre I've termed "girls gone feral". It handles a lot of different topics such as queerness and coming out as well as grooming and grappling with the “nice guy” myth in a really masterful way by using Antigone as a counter text and executing tropes of Greek tragedy in a more modern context.
  • Elizabeth A. M. Keel:
    5 Oct. 2021
    Universal, smart, and oh-so-human. I loved the wild, headfirst rush of this play, and its incredible centering of young girls faced with the awful ethics that await them in adulthood. It's going to stick with me forever, much like Antigone.

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