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Re-imagining of Greek tragedy to perform at UNCW

The UNCW Department of Theatre is performing 'The Burial at Thebes.' (Source: UNCW Dept. of Theatre) The UNCW Department of Theatre is performing 'The Burial at Thebes.' (Source: UNCW Dept. of Theatre)
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The UNCW Department of Theatre is opening its newest production, Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes. It’s a re-imagining of the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles.

Antigone’s brothers have killed each other fighting on different sides of a war. Her uncle Creon, the newly appointed King of Thebes, refuses to bury one of them. Antigone takes it upon herself to enact the burial writs with tragic consequences.

The play has a chorus of women who perform original music and dance components. The strong female characters help provide a strong counterpoint to Creon’s dictatorial power.

The Burial at Thebes will follow UNCW’s annual Intercultural Week, which celebrates the diversity in Wilmington’s community.

The Burial at Thebes

  • Feb. 18-20, 25-27
  • 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 21, 28
  • 2 p.m.
  • UNCW Cultural Arts Building, Mainstage Theatre

For tickets, call (910) 962-3500 or click here: http://bit.ly/PUPTfk

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