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South produces Antigone with ancient techniques

South students Michael Muller and Maximilian Perry go over their lines at a recent rehearsal of Antigone. Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 in the Performing Arts Center.
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South students Michael Muller and Maximilian Perry go over their lines at a recent rehearsal of Antigone. Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 in the Performing Arts Center. David Reid/The Collegian

By Elaine Bonilla/south news editor

South Campus’ Carillon Theatre is wrapping up Women’s History Month with the play Antigone, written by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. The performances will be April 12-14 in the Joe B. Rushing Center for Performing Arts’ Carillon Theatre.

Adjunct instructor Richard Haratine directs the Greek tragedy, which tells the story of Antigone, who defies Creon (the ruler of Thebes), gets caught and awaits punishment. South students Michael Muller and Maximilian Perry go over their lines at a recent rehearsal of Antigone. Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 in the Performing Arts Center.
David Reid/The CollegianIt has a powerful, intense theme of love and justice, he said.

“I chose this play because I wanted to challenge the students,” Haratine said.

The performance details why Antigone disobeys Creon, how she gets caught and how her punishment affects Creon.

Keely Sherpinskas is cast as Antigone. She said she tried out for the parts of Tiresias and Antigone.

“I was excited to see I got the part I read for,” she said.

Creon’s wife, Eurydice, is played by Alexandria Houston. This is her first production at TCC, and she, too, got the part she wanted.

“Eurydice is an important character but has an easier part,” Houston said.

This is South student Shandra Leveritt’s first Greek tragedy. She is one of the four chorus members and said it’s definitely a learning experience.

South student Wallace Akins, a chorus member, said he can relate to his character because his role has to portray spirituality.

“I am very spiritual and love giving praise to the Lord,” Wallace said.

Chorus member Bryant Thomas said it wasn’t hard to adapt to his character since he has a big voice and the chorus likes to talk.

South students Michael Muller and Maximilian Perry go over their lines at a recent rehearsal of Antigone. Performances are 7:30 p.m. April 12-14 in the Performing Arts Center.
David Reid/The Collegian

This is the fourth TCC play Haratine has directed, and he is thrilled to have a cast that works so well together.

“In this play, the cast will wear masks,” he said. “They will get to see what it’s like to work with a mask that only has one facial expression and, instead of using facial expressions, have to express their characters using their body.”

Admission for the performance is free for all TCC students, faculty and staff, $3 for other students and senior citizens, and $6 for the general public. Tickets will be sold at the box office April 12-14 starting at 7 p.m.

Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. with no late seating.

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