Fall Drama Brings Intensity to the Stage
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Dressed in contemporary clothing, the 11-member cast took on a modern approach to the play, which was written by Sophocles in 441 B.C. The intense Greek tragedy centers on a young girl, Antigone, and how the courage of her convictions leads to a tragic twist of fate. Despite the laws of society, she stands by her belief that King Creon’s order not to bury her brother, Polyneices, is intrinsically wrong and ultimately loses her life.
The play was chosen for the stage because “students study ancient Greek literature in 10th grade and read Antigone in Advanced Placement literature,” said Director Dr. Ryan O’Hara, K-12 English Language Arts, Reading and Library Media Supervisor. “The students presented the struggle between Antigone and King Creon with intensity and emotion,” Dr. O’Hara said. “We applaud our cast and crew for making this show a success and thank all who attended the show for supporting our students.”
The cast included Sarah Conway as Antigone, Jason Hom as Creon, Mary Vera as Ismene, Michael McGee as Haemon, Julia Sherbal as the Nurse, Cheliann DeCarolis as the Messenger, Marc Iacono as the First Guard, Kevin Hart as the Second Guard, Michael Ramirez as the Third Guard and Bella Rosenthal as the Chorus.
Members of the stage crew, under the guidance of high school art teacher and theatre arts advisor Maria Randazzo, assistant producer of the show, were Ella Cortes, Julia Cutajar, Julianna Goldman, Kevin Hart, Rebecca Keller, Muskan Kumar, Ella Lingen, Maria McKevitt, Matthew Tepper, Jeffrey Vasquez, Joycelin Wong and Emily Wiesenfeld. Stage lighting and other technical aspects of the show were done by Glen Davis, the show’s technical director.