Written by: Edited and translated by Diane J. Rayor, Sophocles' Antigone. A New Translation © Diane J. Rayor 2011, published by Cambridge University Press: 9780521119283 Sophocles
Director: Sarah Rusk
University of Detroit-Mercy
Run Time: 90 minutes
2:00 PM - 3:30 PMThu
A city devastated by war. A family divided by duty and power. A clash of justice and tyrannical power. All stand at the forefront of Antigone, a Greek tragedy by Sophocles, translated and edited by Diane J. Rayor. The story follows Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, as she defies her politician uncle Creon in order to give her brother a proper burial, even though the act is punishable by death. Antigone’s act of civil disobedience sparks a struggle between individual and state in this timeless yet urgent tale which resonates in contemporary politics.