Antigone

Thu 24th – Sat 26th Nov 2016

NO UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

“It wasn't Zeus, not in the least, who made this proclamation—not to me.”

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Pembroke Players

SUMMARY

Raging against the unfair treatment of her traitorous brother Polyneices’ corpse, Antigone defies the proclamations of the state forbidding any burial and gives Polyneices all the funeral rights appropriate for a man killed in military combat. When her despotic and newly-crowned uncle Creon discovers the betrayal, he sentences her to an agonising and irreligious execution, despite the protestations of his son Haemon and his political advisers.

Over the course of this fast-paced, ever-relevant Greek drama, we see the unyielding defiance of the individual will and the crushing tyranny of an authoritarian state come into conflict, resulting in (needless to say) tragic consequences.

Admission: £6

Pembroke New Cellars

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