Eastern Florida State Performing and Visual Arts Students to Present Antigone Oct. 25-Nov. 3
By Space Coast Daily // October 4, 2019
Tickets are $10 general admission for adults, if purchased in advance online
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Eastern Florida State College Performing and Visual Arts Department will present “Antigone” on the main stage at the Simpkins Fine Arts Center (Bldg. 4) on the Cocoa Campus, located at 1519 Clearlake Road.
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Performances will be held as follows:
- October 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m.
- October 27 at 2 p.m.
- November 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m.
- November 3 at 2 p.m.
Thebes’ civil war has ended and Creon, the ascending king, has ordered that the fallen dead of the opposing army cannot be buried. Antigone defies this edict, choosing to bury her brother, claiming that her allegiance is to a higher law – that of love.
This modern adaptation of an ancient Greek tragedy raises timely questions about speaking truth to power and the consequences when leaders refuse to listen.
Tickets are $10 general admission for adults if purchased in advance online. Tickets are $15 at the door. All students are free with valid student ID.
A portion of the ticket sales will be used to support performing arts scholarships at EFSC.
“One of our missions at the college is to provide opportunities for our students to grapple with great dramatic world literature,” said Jeanine Henry, Assistant Professor of Theatre.
“This adaptation of Antigone allows students to perform one of the classic plays of all time and provides a myriad of acting challenges.”
“Patrons will also notice some changes at the auditorium. We are modifying our main stage, a traditional proscenium theatre, into an intimate thrust stage, thus allowing our students to have the experience of performing in a space with the audience on three sides of the actors.”
“In addition to providing an interesting acting challenge, this intimate stage configuration draws the audience into the action, making them another character in the play.”
For more information on the EFSC Performing Arts Program, CLICK HERE or call 321-433-5200.
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