A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? The question is asked by the Chorus. What if your family, your friends, everyone you cared about begged you to change your mind, begged you to be silentbe safe? What if your life was in danger because of a decision you made, an action you decided to take? Would you be willing to die for taking that action? Or would you refuse the responsibility of making that decision? Taking that action? The Chorus, not just bystanders but entities hoping to influence the outcome, speak not only to the audience but also directly to the timeless characters of Antigone. Each chorus member argues the side of one of the characters, hoping, this time, to bring understanding and peace to the war-torn land. There are no heroes, no villains here. Only individuals who face the choice: should I do what I feel is right? Or should I stay silent and safe? This adaptation can be set anywhere there is civil strife, or civil warancient Greece, modern America, a medieval castle, turn of the 20th century Ireland, the inner city, the future, any time and place that speaks to you. The possibilities are endless for staging and setting this timeless story.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code AK7000
- Cast Size 16
- Min. Royalty Rate $50/perf
- Cost $9.95
- Approx. Run Time 45 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | College and Adult
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Professional Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Drama | Tragedy
- ISBN(13) 9781583429648
- "This was an EXCELLENT script for my repertory class. Even though Antigone and Creon are the heart of the story, Robert's adaptation allows EVERY. SINGLE. CHARACTER to have a moment to shine. I will be keeping these scripts close-by and revisiting this production every few years."
- Review by Shawnasea Holst, Shawnee Mission North High, Shawnee Mission, Kan.
- "Antigone is a timeless and beautifully moving show. It was a challenge for acting and directing. My students loved the creativity of the Greek Chorus. They received many accolades at competitions, but they enjoyed moving people's emotions through this script's storytelling the most. "
- Review by Blair Haynes, Aurora High School, Aurora, Neb.
Hints, Tips, and Tricks
- "Cast the chorus carefully and include a good leader among them. The chorus roles carry the load of this script. They are on stage the whole production and have to work well together and with their partners."
- Tip by Blair Haynes, Aurora High School, Aurora, Neb.