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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  • Samantha Marchant:
    14 Apr. 2021
    Brilliant work! Each of the students is well crafted and this is a great script for a female ensemble. I was captivated by each girls' response to the situation, especially Susan's and how it relates to Creon. The tension of the last scene is explosive. Hope to catch this one live!
  • David Hansen:
    14 Apr. 2021
    The transformative power of theater is a popular trope, especially, you know, among theater people. In this tale we have a charming male drama coach, new to the school, one who inspires his young charges, and helps them to break through their personal issues to be more their true selves. He also has sex with one of them. Themes of pride, confidence, and the indefatigable power of women, all present in Antigone, are also reflected in this play, as the girls band together to protect one of their own. Highly recommended!
  • Audrey Lang:
    3 Jan. 2021
    A fantastic ensemble piece for young women that is both beautiful and tragic - just as its source material can be. Each character is a delightfully and intriguingly full person who I could gladly watch for far longer than the length of the play. And along with the brilliant way this play uses Sophocles' Antigone and creates something even bigger, I love that it challenges the notion of "the show must go on" and asks us if that is truly the healthiest mentality to promote.

Development History

  • Commission
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    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