19:45, Tue 13th – Sat 17th November 2001 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 6
A thrilling mix of ancient and modern hits the ADC stage with this year's freshers' mainshow. Cambridge's freshest new talent will stage Anouilh's compelling adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, one of the world's oldest and most powerful dramas.
Antigone's brother, Polixene, has dided in civil war. Disobeying her father's orders, she escapes the city at night to give him a proper burial. Her rebellious actions set in motion a chain of events which, as the Chorus comments, can only end in tragedy. Sophocles' original drama explores the themes of duty and honour, while Anouilh's adaptation adds an extra twist in illuminating the machinations of Greek tragedy.
This moving and complex show should offer the freshers an exciting challenge, providing their audience with a thought-provoking and intelligent piece of theatre.