Antigone Astounds Audiences
by Landon Palmer, Reporter
The Santiago Advanced Theatre performed their modern interpretation of the classic Greek tragedy Antigone March 15-18. Although it has been said that the content of this play is too difficult for a high school to perform, Santiago proved otherwise with a fantastic interpretation.
The classic play, which is read by most sophomores at Santiago, involves the Princess of Thebes, Antigone upon her arrival. She is to bear witness to the death of her twin brothers as her uncle Creon takes the throne. Filled with distraught, she must witness one the body of one of her brothers not properly sent to the after-life. Due to this she rebels against her king and only death ensues.
With fantastic leads from senior Megan Humphrey as the dramatic and tragic Antigone and senior Chris Jackson as the domineering King Creon, the play comes off smoothly and effectively. With a small modernization in the script itself, audiences at the school are able to understand the dialogue, without the constant explanation from our language arts teachers.
From its pale and aesthetic artistic style to its efficient display of its content, Antigone as portrayed by the Santiago Advanced theatre department gets an A for its originality.