Antigone on stage at FGCU Feb. 17 – 26

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The Bower School of Music & the Arts at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Theatre Program will present Antigone written by Sophocles and directed by theatre professor Barry Cavin in TheatreLab in the Arts Complex at FGCU.
This production will run from Feb. 17 – 26. Performances will be Feb. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 19, 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. There will also be a discussion with the cast and crew following the 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 25.
All Antigone wants is to bury her fallen brother. She can’t because the great leader Creon has forbidden it. It may be that a would-be dictator begins with good intentions but all too soon the intoxication of absolute power corrupts the mind, and that corruption pollutes all who are ruled by the mad leader.
You might think that a play that is over two thousand years old has little to offer to our time, but when you see Antigone, you will understand more clearly that little dictators can still emerge today, and they can still lead us to a tragic ending.
Tickets for this event are $10 for the general public and $7 for students and are available for purchase online at, or at the door, based on availability.


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