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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  • 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.
  • Nicole Savin:
    16 Aug. 2020
    This one hits the mark in such an unflinching way. Bold and honest in the way that high school girls are.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    3 Feb. 2020
    As an English teacher who taught ANTIGONE for years and a playwright, I truly admired this play. Each character is a uniquely rendered individual. The circumstances of the school mimic the stakes and weight of tragedy itself. The action from start to end feels inevitable but not stale--it poignantly and tragically comments on the larger social forces standing in the way of girls and women. In a contemporary twist on tragic structure, the end feels hopeful--what happens in the play is a travesty and tragedy, but the final moment foreshadows the idea that change can come through resistance.

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