T.I.S.D. will host the Drama “Antigone” on February 27th.
Texarkana Independent School District will host the American Shakespeare Center Hand of Time Tour production of the Sophocles drama Antigone.
The performance will be held in the John Thomas Theatre inside the Sullivan Performing Arts Center. The complex is located at 3941 Summerhill Road.
Doors open and pre-show music begins at 7:00 p.m. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
The show is FREE, however TICKETS ARE REQUIRED.
Tickets may be picked-up at Texarkana Independent School District Administrative Office, located at 4241 Summerhill Road.
Hours are 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. You may also contact the school distric by phone at 903.794.3651 ext. 1013.
According to the T.I.S.D. press release, Antigone is the ASC’s first foray into Greek tragedy. It reaches across 2,500 years to speak to us today with surprising relevancy. In the aftermath of her
brothers’ bloody war, Antigone is left torn. Her brother Eteocles will be honored, but her brother Polyneices will be shamed and denied funeral rites. In this ancient tale, Antigone stands for morality in spite of punishment as one of the earliest heroines in drama.
Sophocles’s drama from 441 BC examines divinity, obedience and law – and how love overcomes them all. The special performance from American Shakespeare Center is funded
through the generosity of an anonymous donor from Bancorp South along with the support of the Texas High School Tiger Theatre Company and Tiger Theatre Booster Club.
According to the press release, since 1988, the American Shakespeare Center has toured the country with shows incorporating Shakespeare’s staging conditions.
Based out of Staunton, VA, the company mission is to recover the joys and accessibility of Shakespeare’s theatre, language and humanity by exploring the English Renaissance stage and its practices through performance and education. They can be found at their website.