The Lenfest Center for the Arts
American Shakespeare Center's "Antigone"
Washington and Lee University-A Special One Night Event!
American Shakespeare Center presents ANTIGONE
HAND OF TIME TOUR/SPRING SEASON
Translated by ROBIN BOND
Directed by DOREEN BECHTOL
Sponsored by RICHARD B. SMITH
Friday, February 8, 2019; 7:30 p.m.
Lenfest Center/Lenfest Hall/ Keller Theatre
Tickets are $5 and students are FREE. Box office: 540-458-8000. Hours M-F 9-11am and 1-3 pm and one hour before performance.
"I WAS BORN TO JOIN IN LOVE, NOT HATE – THAT IS MY NATURE." ~ANTIGONE
In the aftermath of her brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama. Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC holds startling relevance today, examining divinity, obedience, and law—and how love overcomes them all.