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Best of NH 2013

 

The Burial at ThebesFriday, Sept. 13, 2013, 7.30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, 7.30 pm
Nancy S. Boettiger Theater at the Derryfield School
Manchester, NH

"Best non-musical play: In a year marked by strong work by this company, this revamp of Sophocles’ “Antigone” was the piece you could not tear your eyes away from." - The Nashua Telegraph

Irish Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney delivers an exquisite adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, reviving the Greek tale of love and self-sacrifice for a contemporary audience. As with the original, The Burial at Thebes focuses on the never resolved conflict between a person's individual rights and the demands of the state. The timeless struggle for honor is called into question in the face of challenging authority: to whom does loyalty belong - to one's family and cultural practices or to the law decreed by the state?

 

The Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney Photo by Matthew LomannoThe Burial at Thebes
by Seamus Heaney
an adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone

Directed by Matt Cahoon
Stage Managed by Claire Amirault
Lighting Design by Tayva Young

Antigone... Carey Cahoon
Ismene... Rachael Longo
Creon... Peter Josephson
Guard... Rich Hurley
Haemon... Mark Marshall
Tiresias... Allan McPherson
Messenger... Kelly Litt
Eurydice... Gail Angellis
Musician... Sandy (Matoula) Theodorou

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