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Antigone

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Release Date: 2009-11-04

First published in 1943, Jean Anouilh’s Antigone put the French author in a dangerous position due to the play’s originally censored subtext, which outlines the French Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France. Based on Sophocles’s play of the same name, Anouilh’s version is considered to be somewhat of a satire. Having lost her two brothers in the battle for Thèbes, Antigone is faced with the fact only one of them can be given a proper burial. Rather than leave Polynices to the vultures, she challenges future father-in-law King Crèon on his decision. $10, 2pm,Thiry Auditorium at Our Lady of the Lake, 411 S.W. 24th Street, (210) 434-6711, ollusa.edu

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