a Dramat Fall Ex

by Jean Anouilh

Poster of Antigone

Get your tickets at In the aftermath of the power struggle between the two sons of Oedipus, Creon, their uncle, is left to fill the vacant throne of Thebes and must decide how he will establish order in a nation pulled apart by civil war. As his first decree, he orders that only one of the brothers’ bodies may receive a proper burial; the other is left to putrefy out in the open and be picked apart by animals. The punishment for the person who dares to bury the body is death. What Creon does not expect is that the person to defy him will be his niece, Antigone.Anouilh finally tells the ancient story of Antigone as it was meant to be told, where lofty ideas and poetry take a backseat to the deeply visceral, human tragedy of people brought to the lowest point of despair: “And when the weight of all of heaven is on your back, all you can do is cry out. And I don’t mean moan or whine or whimper, I mean really cry out, really heave your guts to heaven.

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Performance Dates & Times

September 30, 2010 - 8:00pm

October 1, 2010 - 8:00pm

October 2, 2010 - 2:00pm

October 2, 2010 - 8:00pm


Yale Repertory Theatre

Venue Accessibility: 
Building is accessible via an elevator entrance around the left side of the building. Travel between the orchestra level and the lobby and facilities is accessible via the same elevator.

Production Team

Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Lighting Designer
Head Electrician
Music Composer
Paint Charge
Props Supervisor
Set Designer
Sound Designer
Sound Engineer
Stage Manager
Technical Director