Pendragon Brings Antigone to North Creek

JOHNSBURG Pendragon Theatres staging of Jean Anouilhs classic drama Antigone is slated for presentation at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek on Friday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. Based on the third tragedy in Sophocles Oedipus Trilogy, Anouilhs 1944 version was inspired by the courage of French Resistance fighters during World War II. Anouilh retained the original plot and Sophocles focus on civil disobedience and the exercise of power demonstrated through the conflict between Creon, King of Thebes, and his niece, Antigone. Director Bob Pettee explains the particular relevance of Anouilhs Antigone to contemporary audiences: The character of Creon we see more clearly as a figure who understands the kitchen of politics, the ruthless exercise of power and the need to control the featherheaded rabble. This contrast of the public versus the private, the need to maintain power versus the need to exercise personal power locks these two in a tragedy which moves inevitably to conclusion and we find that even the winner doesnt win! Sponsored in North Creek by Our Town Theatre Group, Pendragon is the Adirondacks only year-round professional theatre. Tickets for the North Creek performance may be obtained by calling Charlotte McLain at 251-2938. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.

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