Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - October 21, 1999
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by Jean Anouilh

WHAT: Antigone by Jean Anouilh
WHEN: Wednesday-Saturday, December 1-4, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 5, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Studio Theater at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College ,13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier
COST: $8

ADD: This contemporary version of Antigone, by playwright Jean Anouilh, presented by the Whittier College Theater Arts Department, is sure to convey the same emotion as the original, 3000-year-old Greek myth.

Anchored in the beginning and end by a traditional Chorus, played by sophomore Curt Munsey, the story of Antigone centers on the main character's choice between right and wrong. Antigone, played by sophomore Jenny Godehn, confronts King Creon, played by sophomore James Adomian, when he does not allow her brother’s body to be buried, as the gods require.

The story, directed by JR Luker, also features freshman Gabriel Cullen as Heamon, Creon's son-to whom Antigone is engaged-and sophomore Lauren Tyers as Ismene, Antigone's sister.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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