Antigone Now, written by Melissa Cooper, is a contemporary version of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone, written around 442 BC. Antigone Now begins in the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war. The rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle, King Creon, to bury her disgraced brother.
Antigone Now stars Courtney Dupuis, as Antigone; Robert Goldsmith as King Creon and Bianca Johnson as Antigone’s sister Ismene. The voice of the people is played by the chorus of Jordan Dyer, Emily Ethier, Emmah Parks and Jessica Szorentini.
Break Fast, written by Douglas Craven, follows the Gray family one morning over breakfast. A mother and father watch their daughter grow up over a near 20-year period – from birth to adulthood.
Break Fast stars Julie Merry as Meghan Gray; Matthew Riley as Mr. Gray and Taylor Rhoads as Mrs. Gray.
Ms. Rhoads also serves as Stage Manager with Seton Benjamin as Technical Manager.
Becker College’s Kenneth Cameron, vice president of student affairs, resurrected the drama club after a 20-year absence and brought in Mark Lund (http://www.marklundtv.com) to direct the program.
“I am delighted to be part of the return of the drama program at Becker,” said Lund. “The hard work of both the actors and crew, along with the faculty and staff at Becker, will shine during the production of these two acclaimed one-act plays.”
Antigone Now and Break Fast will take place in Daniels Hall, Becker College, Leicester, Mass. on December 4 (7:30 PM), 5 (7:30 PM) and 6 (2:00 PM). Admission is free to the public. As space is limited, online reservations are highly recommended on Becker’s web site at http://www.becker.edu/
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