Wilson College Drama Club Presents Classic Greek Tragedy, Antigone
Posted: March 18, 2011
3/18/2011 The Wilson College drama club, Kittochtinny Players, will present two performances of “The Antigone of Sophocles” on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. Both performances will begin at 8 p.m. in Laird Hall on the Wilson campus.
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DATE: March 18, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Shoap, Adjunct Professor in Theater
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Wilson College drama club, Kittochtinny Players, will present two performances of “The Antigone of Sophocles” on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9. Both performances will begin at 8 p.m. in Laird Hall on the Wilson campus. This event is free and open to the public.
The club will perform the tragedy by Sophocles in a contemporary way rather than in classical Greek style, using a modern translation.
“Antigone” tells the story of Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, and her conflict with Creon, king of Thebes. The play deals with issues of personal conscience and the conflict that can arise between an individual’s duty to herself and her duty to the state. The play also addresses the religious issue of the influence of divinity in human events and the divine vengeance that may be meted out to generations of families who have challenged the will of the gods.
While in classical Greek theater, all roles would have been played by men, in this production, women will play both the male and female roles. The cast list includes Wilson students: C.J. Giacomini as Antigone, Rachel Wachter as Ismene, Selena Sunderland as Eurydice, Kelly Flavin as Creon, Alia Oberst as Haimon, Carol Zehosky as Teiresias, Lydia DeShong as the Sentry, Rachel Wilson-McCall as the Choragos, Victoria Short and Meta Porcella as the Chorus, and Jessica Tucker and Jennifer Fisher as the Guards/Attendants. Wilson staff member Cindy Murray portrays the Messenger and Chloe Fisher, a student at Chambersburg Area Middle School, plays the Boy.
The play is directed by Richard Shoap, Wilson adjunct professor of theater.
Wilson is an independent college with a proud history of educating women since 1869 through rigorous study of the liberal arts and sciences. Today, Wilson’s mission also includes women and men enrolled in adult degree and graduate programs. Guided by its Honor Principle and distinguished by a commitment to transformative student growth, Wilson College prepares all of its graduates for fulfilling lives and professions, ethical leadership and humane stewardship of our communities and our world.
Wilson, which is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church and located in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, offers bachelor’s degrees in 30 fields, teacher certification for college graduates and a master’s degree in education. This year, Wilson enrolled nearly 800 students from 21 states and 13 foreign countries.
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