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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.
  • Sophie La Fave:
    28 Oct. 2022
    I immediately felt connected to the characters in this play. Shekar displays a disappointingly common scenario of grooming while using parallels to the original story of Antigone. I loved to hate Jaime and his striking resemblance to Creon, and the protagonist in this story is fantastically dynamic. I hope to see a production of this be put up soon!
  • Zach Sullivan:
    28 Oct. 2022
    Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s is an intelligently written play that includes both serious topics and humor. I strongly believe this play should be read by all students in any education program because of it’s authenticity to real life and LGBTQ+ representation—something we need to see more of. In this play within a play, Shekar beautifully incorporates a wide range of themes and relationships between characters while simultaneously taking the reader’s mind into a story that is shockingly real and relevant to modern society.
  • McKenzie Greenwood:
    28 Oct. 2022
    This play had me hooked from the very start. It was beautifully written, gripping, and honest. The characters were incredibly real, and I think the story is one students everywhere should absolutely read. I would definitely recommend this play, and I was eager to follow along with this story at every page. I also appreciated Shekar's inclusion of LGBTQ+ relationships/characters, it made the story that much more real.
  • Joie Steele:
    28 Oct. 2022
    Shekar shares the story and struggles of a class of catholic school girls with a show within a show. She addresses heavy topics in a delicate manner, especially dealing with content that can be triggering or sensitive to some readers. It's exciting to see how she presents the telling of a classic play while intertwining modern progression and representation with LGBTQ+ characters. This is a must read, for high school or college age specifically. (Adelaide Young)
  • Joie Steele:
    28 Oct. 2022
    Madhuri Shekar tells a story that is all too familiar to many. Shekar skillfully balances the seriousness of the plot line while still offering up moments of humor and lightness. Shekar also crafts a lovely LGBTQ+ relationship in the mix allowinf further connection for readers and audience members. I truly could not recommend this play enough.
  • Spencer Curtis:
    28 Oct. 2022
    Madhuri Shekar tells a heavy, important, and relevant story with fantastic balance. She gives a voice to a serious issue with honesty, and complements it with brilliant moments of humor and levity. Readers and audience members don't need any understanding of the original Antigone to appreciate Shekar's work, but a more familiar consumer might draw parallels between characters in Shekar's work and the characters of the original work, creating a level of suspense that keeps the reader or viewer in anticipation.
  • Jacob Aune:
    28 Oct. 2022
    I very much recommend this play. Shekar writes an interesting retelling of Antigone with modern issues and characters. The parallels through different characters will leave you shocked and intrigued. I always found different connections to the original piece throughout my reading, which kept me on the edge of my seat. I recommend this piece if you're looking for strong female characters and a modern retelling of a classic.

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