PHS Winter Drama
Posted on 01/07/2019
Drama masksPHS Spectacle Theatre presents Antigone on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18 at 7:30 PM in the PHS Black Box Theatre.  The original story of Antigone was written by Sophocles in or before 441 BC.  Sophocles, known as the greatest Greek tragedian, is best known for his innovation of the development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking vilification and death rather than compromising their principles.  Antigone, our main character in which the play is named after, chooses death rather than neglecting her family duty and following her moral compass.  In 1944, the French playwright Jean Anouilh adapted Sophocles’s play to bring the Greek legend of Antigone to life on stage during a time when Paris suffered under the heel of tyranny.  Antigone’s parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative.  Love, loyalty, hatred, revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition drive the characters portrayed in this theatrical masterpiece towards catastrophe.  The performance will feature the students of the Drama II Class at Princeton High School.   Free admission.