Leave your popcorn and soda at home because the dramatic play Antigone by Sophocles is not one to see to doze off. This play will keep you on the edge of your seat in enthusiasm.
Highlands Ranch High School thespians recreated an ancient Greek play atmosphere. White sheets and painted boxes were made to distinguish a village with pillars just like the ancient times. The costumes were phenomenal and the actresses and actors did a fantastic job of articulating each word so the audience could understand the language.
Antigone is a play with conflict surrounding the idea of giving burial rights to a pre-existing leader. The character Antigone decides to defend her brother by burying him, but the ruler Creon does not agree with Antigone’s decision, so he tries to kill her. The battle between the characters of Thebes gets intense.
Arin Turnage, who played Ismene (Antigone’s sister), constructed a desperate character by crying and dropping to her knees in the performance. Also Jeremy Kluth had to overcome many challenges to play the role of Tiresias (an old blind profit) by blindfolding himself when the spotlight was shining brightly on his blind character. “Jeremy Kluth was so dedicated to his role that he fell of the stage during practice,” Will Brooks, Director and theatre teacher.
The director, Will Brooks, took a huge leap to put on such an advanced play in comparison to Wrestling Season by Laurie Brooks. Antigone required more set design and memorization for the performers, and Brooks succeeded when it comes to managing the cast in a timely manner.
If you are in the mood for a dramatic 90 minute flashback to Ancient Greek times, then swing on by and attend Antigone for a night to remember.
Dylen Swan, Guest Reporter