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  • Paul Donnelly:
    3 Apr. 2019
    This play has all the vivid intensity and hurtling sense of inevitability of the Greek tragedy being rehearsed. The key difference is that these young women ultimately stand up to the charismatic monster who might otherwise destroy at least one of them. This is a work of exhilarating craft with an exhilaratingly affirming, if hard-won, outcome.
  • Ellen Koivisto:
    29 Dec. 2018
    This is an Antigone for today, as we gradually realize we're seeing the Antigone plot line happening to the cast putting on Antigone at St. Catherine's Catholic all-girls school. What is it like to be young and faced with horrible choices that can change your life forever and devastate people you love? Just as the cast of this Antigone discovers during rehearsals, it's terrible but also sometimes has to be done, no matter the outcome. This is a great play, contemporary and timeless. Highly, highly recommended!
  • Gina Femia:
    5 Jul. 2018
    I LOOOVED this play. Truly couldn't stop reading. Great adaptation of Antigone, powerful roles for teenagers, truly something special.
  • Zach Czaia:
    22 Apr. 2018
    Terrific play. Explores the nature of betrayal and cover-up through a lens we don't always consider: teenage young women. Hard to read but harder to put down. Would love to see this staged somewhere near me.

    And the "play within a play" works perfectly: Antigone as the background text for this was an inspired choice.
  • Caro Asercion:
    18 Nov. 2017
    In a cultural moment when more and more women are speaking out against sexual assault, Madhuri Shekar’s “Antigone, presented by the girls of St. Catherine's” strikes uncomfortably close to home. Though the content is heavy at times, playwright Shekar takes care to center the play around the girls as protagonists, always keeping the relationships between these young women at the forefront. More than a mere adaptation of a Greek classic, “Antigone, presented…” is a call to arms—a mirror held up to an active, immediate present.

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