The University of Scranton Players Open 2019-20 Season with An...

    September 23, 2019

    The University of Scranton Players are pleased to announce their first show of 2019-20, Antigone by Sophocles directed by Michael O’Steen. This classic story of rebellion is as startlingly relevant today as it was when it was written, almost 2500 years ago. The play will run Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 2019 in the Royal Theatre in the McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts on The University of Scranton campus. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performances begins at 2 p.m.

    In the aftermath of a civil war, King Creon decrees that Polynices, the slain leader of the rebellion against Thebes, shall go unburied. Judging this against the law of the gods, Antigone, the fiancée of Creon’s son, buries her brother Polynices, setting up a showdown within the family and over the power of the state. Sophocles’ timeless tale of rebellion, power, and higher purposes still crackles with vitality some 2500 years after its first performance. Which is the most just, and what should we follow, the law of the gods or the laws of men?

    The cast features: Nick Baranosky, Bridget Fry, Hunter Krieg (from Clarks Summit), Emily Remenschneider, Kate Ryan, April Sparks, Miles Spencer, Meg Sweeney (from Scranton), Andrew Vizzard, and Adam Hill. Gillian Williams-Mayers (of Scranton) is the production stage manager.

    If you have any questions, contact the Players box office at 570-941-4318 or visit us at Tour guides will lead the audience from location to location throughout the performances, and audience members will be given maps of the route. Attendance is free.

    The University of Scranton Players is an academic theatre program that brings exceptional theatre to Northeastern Pennsylvania every season. The Players’ productions feature University of Scranton students in a mix of classical and contemporary works under the direction and mentorship of award-winning faculty and guest artists.

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