Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Antigone"
February 02, 2011
February 2, 2011
St. Paul, Minn.—“Antigone,” adapted from Sophocles by Bertolt Brecht and translated by Judith Malina, will be performed by Macalester College’s Theatre and Dance Department in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center Main Stage Theater Feb. 17–19 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19 and 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $5 for seniors, and $2 for students. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
This production of “Antigone” will be directed by guest artist Randy Reyes, artistic and producing associate at St. Paul-based Mu Performing Arts, the third largest pan-Asian performing arts organization in the United States. Reyes has appeared on many Twin Cities stages, including that of the Guthrie Theater, where he played the title role in M. Butterfly. He has directed at Bloomington Civic Theatre and Pillsbury House Theatre and teaches acting and movement in the University of Minnesota’s BFA Actor Training Program.
The drama of the fearless young woman who defies her uncle, the ruler Kreon, “Antigone” was the perfect vehicle for Brecht to explore issues of power, exile, and the state’s criminalizing of the designated other.
Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 1,958 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism and civic engagement.