November 16, 2011
On Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, the EHS Theatre students will be presenting Sophecles’ “Antigone.” Tonight, I had the opportunity to attend the dress rehearsal in order to shoot some pictures. For those who don’t know, “Antigone” is a Greek tragedy (i.e. MANY people will die) and concludes the story of Oedipus and his family, as started in the play “Oedipus the King” and continued in “Oedipus at Colonus.” In “Antigone” the protagonist is Oedipus’ daughter, Antigone. She is faced with the choice of allowing her brother Polyneices’ body to remain unburied, outside the city walls, exposed to the ravages of wild animals, or to bury him and face death. The king, Creon, has forbidden the burial of Polyneices for he was a traitor to the city. Antigone decides to bury his body and face the consequences of her actions. The play centers around what happens because of this one choice. Tonight’s photos show some pictures of many of the characters you will get to see in the play if you get to go…and you should!!!