by Jean Anouilh

a Dramat Fall Ex

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In the aftermath of the power struggle between the two sons of Oedipus, Creon, their uncle, is left to fill the vacant throne of Thebes and must decide how he will establish order in a nation pulled apart by civil war. As his first decree, he orders that only one of the brothers' bodies may receive a proper burial; the other is left to putrefy out in the open and be picked apart by animals. The punishment for the person who dares to bury the body is death. What Creon does not expect is that the person to defy him will be his niece, Antigone.
Anouilh finally tells the ancient story of Antigone as it was meant to be told, where lofty ideas and poetry take a backseat to the deeply visceral, human tragedy of people brought to the lowest point of despair: "And when the weight of all of heaven is on your back, all you can do is cry out. And I don't mean moan or whine or whimper, I mean really cry out, really heave your guts to heaven.
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September 30 at 8:00pm
October 1 at 8:00pm
October 2 at 2:00pm
October 2 at 8:00pm
@ Yale Repertory Theater
Show no longer running
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Production Staff
DirectorLeah Osterman
ProducerMeredith Davis
Stage ManagerMelissa Cail
Technical DirectorNikola Champlin
Lighting DesignerZoe LaPalombara
Master ElectricianDavid Martinez
Sound DesignerLuke Bradford
Set DesignerOren Stevens
Costume DesignerCarson Evans
Music ComposerEmily Cooley
Sound EngineerJosh Stein
Graphic DesignerAutumn VonPlinsky
Props MasterLara Boyle
DramaturgSage Snider
Paint ChargeMarj Berman