(September 24, 2013) The McNeese State University Theatre Bayou Players will present "Antigone" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5, with a 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 6, in the Shearman Fine Arts Performing Arts Theatre.
"Antigone," by Jean Anouilh, was written in 1942 when Nazi forces occupied France. The story revolves around the conflict between the idealist, Antigone, and her rigid uncle, Creon, over the proper burial of Antigone's brother, Polynices.
Based on Sophocles' tragic play of the same title, Anouilh's Antigone and Creon represent two types of people: Those who think for themselves and those who do what they are told. The play explores the individual integrity it takes to give up one's life to honor one's family.
Cast members and their parts include: Darby Domingue, Sulphur, Antigone; Kassidy Ortego, Walker, Ismene; Jonathon Richards, DeRidder, Creon; SuzAnne H. Scallan, Welsh, Chorus; Ronald Doyle, Singer, Haemon; Cameron Scallan, Lake Charles, guard 1; Trey Davis, Shreveport, messenger; Hayley Smith, Kinder, nurse; Joseph Comeaux, Lake Charles, guard 2; Sean Hinchee, Lake Charles, guard 3; Zaner Cluse, Crowley, Page; Kayla Gregory, Lake Charles, Eurydice.
Production staff includes: Dr. Donna Jones, Lake Charles, director; Kevin Delaney, Grand Lake, stage manager; Elyssa Constance, Grand Lake, assistant stage manager; and Sierra Jones, New Iberia, costume designer.
Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $10 for McNeese faculty/staff, senior citizens and youth, and free for McNeese students with a current ID. For tickets or more information, call 337-475-5040.
Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at email@example.com.