Fredonia DAnce Ensemble

Rockefeller Arts Center

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Walter Gloor Mainstage Series continues with timeless classic Antigone

Antigone sketchThe next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at may very well be the definition of a timeless classic. The Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of “Antigone” from Feb. 22 to March 2 in the Alice E. Bartlett Theatre.

Written sometime around 441 B.C. by Sophocles, “Antigone” has themes that are still relatable to modern audiences, according to director Daniel Lendzian, a Theatre and Dance faculty member.

“The intrigue of Antigone lies within its ability to encapsulate the philosophical nature of the Ancient Greeks and how easily the echoes of those spirited conversations still resonate today,” Lendzian said. “There are so few of these Greek masterpieces which remain for us to study and perform in the present; the fact that it’s been over two millennia since this work was created and it still carries such a great weight is remarkable.”


Lendzian said “Antigone” is an ideal work to take on in an educational environment, given “the polarizing sociopolitical atmosphere that we currently find ourselves in, and the dynamic debate regarding authoritarianism that unfolds within.”


The plot centers on the dilemma Antigone faces after her brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, kill each other in a duel over the crown following the death of their father, Oedipus. Rule of the kingdom then falls to Antigone’s uncle, Creon. He grants an honorable burial to Eteocles, but decrees Polynices was a traitor and will remain unburied as punishment. Antigone attempts to defy Creon’s decree, leading to a clash of wills that has tragic consequences for many.

“This particular adaptation that we’re presenting was penned by Jean Anouilh of the French Existentialist movement in the 1940’s and takes great care to preserve Sophocles original intent with this piece while being inclusive of more modern sensibilities,” Lendzian said.


Tickets are also available through the Campus Ticket Office at the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501 (1-866-441-4928).

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