By Lizzie Clonts
THATCHER, Ariz.— Eastern Arizona College’s Department of Theatre Arts is proud to produce Antigone, an iconic Greek tragedy, on April 17-20, at 7:30 p.m. in the SC 3 Theater. There is also a matinee scheduled for 2 p.m. on April 20.
This production of Antigone, a completely student designed show, is one of tragedy, emotion, and exploration of justice. The play will take the audience through a journey of discovery concerning many of the great themes, symbols, and literary genius of the Greek playwright, Sophocles. Antigone features design teams made up of the students in the acting company.
“I’m excited for our audiences to see our adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone because we took his original ideas and kept the integrity of them, while exploring the human aspects behind the tragedy,” said Isaac Burton, who plays Eteocles. The EAC Repertory Acting Company is thrilled for the community to come and partake this immersive theatrical experience. “My favorite part of the artistic process has been seeing our creation come to life,” said Megan Codling, who plays Polynices.
This semester, members of Rep (EAC’s Reperatory Acting Company) include: Isaac Burton, Megan Codling, Kalie Hagen, Rebekah Harkey, Daken Hawkins, Charise Hirschi, Kaiya McCray, Emily Nagy, Kylie Parkinson, Rudy Perez, Hanna Prestridge, John Shestko, Madelynn St. Peter, Sydney Vigue, Kaylee Wilson, Dawson Woolridge, Jonas Yarbro, and Shaylah Young. Elizabeth Henley, frequent EAC theatre director and guest artist, is serving as their production mentor.
General Admission is $3 per person, and is free to full-time students with student I.D. Tickets can be purchased at the door before each performance or by calling Eastern Arizona College’s Ticket Office at (928) 428-8228. Advanced reservations are recommended, as seating for this production is very limited.