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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  • 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.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    22 Apr. 2021
    Theatre transforms and empowers and, thankfully, disempowers those who would abuse their power. Well done.
  • Kate Schwartz:
    19 Apr. 2021
    I saw the Virtual Sacred Fools production of this play, and I was fully invested right from the start. This is a new and exciting play within a play that explores urgent issues.

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