Antigone hits the stage this August Thu, August 03, 2017

Following on the success of Jesus Christ Superstar in Term 1 and GAZ in Term 2, the Senior School’s production of Antigone is coming to the Barbara Godwin Performing Arts Complex from 9 to 12 August.

“Antigone is perhaps the greatest play ever written about the tension between the duties we owe the state and those we owe to our personal values.” – The Telegraph

The production is a re-imagining of the Sophocles play, set in Outback Australia in 2047. The People’s Army is guarding the borders.  Antigone has always been a respected member of her community but in civil war all bets are off. She suddenly finds herself on the outside looking in.  Everyone has a right to bury their dead. Everyone has a right to give their loved ones a dignified resting place. Yet when the community leaders decide that they need to set an example, they deny Antigone her right to mourn. Faced with the prospect of unresolved grief, she rebels against everything she knows. Her fate is mandated: either fall in line or be outcast forever.

Directed by Ms Lisa Di Mambro, co-directed by Old Scholar, Emma Getchell, and performed by Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students, this epic tragedy will be brought to life with a bold, futuristic twist that will have you on the edge of your seats.

Tickets are on sale online at $15 for adults, $12 for children (10 years and over) and $50 concession for a family of four. 

Peformance Dates

  • Thursday 9 August at 7pm
  • Friday 10 August at 7pm
  • Saturday 11 August at 7pm
  • A special free Community Matinee for local seniors and retirees will be held at 10.30am on Wednesday 8 August. For more information on the Community Matinee, please email ethomas@stmarks.wa.edu.au