Wednesday, January 27, 2016

It's all Greek to me!

The Andreas Theatre is buzzing with the sights and sounds of Ancient Greek Theatre as Sophocles' Antigone is about to open. The idea of earth, fire and the natural elements is very important to Director, Matthew Caron and those themes really manifested themselves in the design. So much so, that a big sandbox (for lack of a better term) sits in the center of the stage, becoming a place of ritual.

Sophie Jones (Antigone)

Sophie Jones

Sophie Jones and Doni Marinos (Creon)

The chorus plays a really dynamic role in the show. "They have an interesting arc where they start civilized and eventually descend into a primal nature," says Caron. He also had a man from Bethany Lutheran Seminary record some of the original translated script into Ancient Greek. Tiresias, played by Jake Sullivan uses some of that language in the play. Caron describes it as a mishmash of Ancient Greek, Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones.

Left to Right: Daniel Lane, Gabe Sell, Matthew Stairs, Ian Lah and Maria Camila Perez

Jaclyn Britz and other members of the chorus

The show times are January 28th-30th and February 3rd-6th at 7:30 PM. January 31st and February 6th-7th at 2:00 PM at the Andreas Theatre. You won't want to miss it!

Sophie Jones and Doni Marios
Sophie Jones and Kristin Ambrose (Ismene)

Sophie Jones and Jake Jessup

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