( Fri., Mar. 27, 2015 - Sun., Apr. 19, 2015 )
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre, 2241 Dunn Ave., Raleigh, NC 27695
The Burial at Thebes: A version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney. First staged in the fifth century B.C., Antigone stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the rebellion, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone faces the appalling dilemma of whether to obey Creon and offend against the gods, or follow her heart and plunge her accursed family into a fresh cycle of violence by burying her brother.
Adults $18; NCSU Faculty/Staff/Seniors/Encore Members/Alumni Association/Parents Association/Students $16; NCSU Students $5