DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama to present classic Greek tragedy Antigone - 13th-15th April


12th April 2011

DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama is delighted to present Antigone, one of the most famous Greek tragedies of all time. Opening on Wednesday, 13th April, DIT’s production of Antigone will run for three nights (13th- 15th April) at 7.30pm in the DIT Rathmines Theatre.

The plot of Antigone centres around the title character Antigone and a conflict with her uncle Creon, king of Thebes. Following a fight for the throne, Creon has declared Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, a traitor and decrees that his dead body is to remain unburied on the battlefield. Antigone is determined to give her brother a proper burial and her struggle pits her against the powerful King, her uncle Creon. As with most Greek tragedies, Antigone ends with the death of a large portion of the characters. But which ones? You'll have to attend to find out.

This gripping classic tragedy pits brother against brother, father against son, and a ruler against his people. Antigone, Sophocles’ timeless drama, deals with the individual’s struggle against the authoritarian state, civil disobedience, and having the moral courage to die for one’s convictions. The tragedy, written in the fifth century B.C., embodies classic issues and challenges that persist today, including civil disobedience, state control and citizenship.

DIT’s production of Antigone is directed by Mary Moynihan, a lecturer in DIT’s Conservatory of Music and Drama and a professional theatre director, writer and facilitator. Mary directs and writes for Smashing Times Theatre Company and is an associate artist and theatre director with Focus Theatre. The cast is made up of first year students from DIT’s BA in Drama (Performance). Other artistic contributors to the “Antigone″ production include lighting designer Kevin Smith; and producer Sinead O Loughlin.

Tickets for the performances are €5 and are available on the door.

For further information, contact DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, DIT, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6.

t.: +353 1 402 7815
e: conservatory@dit.ie
w: www.dit.ie/conservatory

All photographs by Steve McCullagh


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DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama

For over 60 years, DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama has been committed to practical drama training and education. The Honours BA in Drama (Performance) is a three-year full-time course which includes actor training, movement, Shakespeare in performance, Irish drama, performance for radio and camera, as well as theatre in education and performance analysis. In their final year, students perform in a full-scale production and in an acting showcase for an industry audience. Graduates have worked in the Abbey Theatre, RTÉ, the Royal Shakespeare Company, London’s West End and TEAM Theatre Company, among many other institutions.

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