University of the Fraser Valley Theatre and the School of Creative Arts present the first production of their 2020-2021 season, Antigone, adapted and directed by UFV faculty member Shelley Liebembuk.
Responding to the challenges presented by the pandemic, UFV Theatre is creating and will present this work as live-stream performances via Zoom. This exciting experiment of composing within this medium allows for new discoveries in how actors can interact across their individual Zoom panels with each other, and with the audience, in addition to learning how they can perform alongside virtual scenography.
Liebembuk has adapted Sophocles’s classical Greek tragedy, from an English translation by Ian Johnston, down to a one-act play with a three-person cast. Audience will be treated to an action-packed half-hour, which captures the complex conflict between Antigone and Creon, as Antigone defies state law to bury her brother — dismissed as a traitor — in order to uphold what she deems a higher law of honouring the dead.
Performances: Nov 25, 26 & 27, 2020 at 7 pm and Nov 28, 2020 at 2 pm
Performances will be held via zoom and are free of charge.
Post Performance Talkbacks will occur after every show, which promise to enhance audience members’ understanding of the performance.
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