Sideshow Theatre Company presents Antigonick, showcasing the ancient Greek tale of Antigone and her two late brothers. For those of you who aren’t die-hard english majors, let me provide a brief history of this infamous myth:
We all remember the story of Oedipus Rex and his accidental incestious relationship with his mother, right? Basically this highly regarded King of Thebes unknowingly kills his pops, and proceeds to bear a child with his mother; that child is named Antigone. After Oedipus connects the dots and realizes he has inadvertently procreated with his mother, he blinds himself and requires assistance getting around for the remainder of his life. During this time, Antigone’s two brothers quarrel over who would be the new King of Thebes– both men are murdered, and their Uncle Creon reigns supreme. Antigone is faced with a moral dilemma when Creon declares that only one brother can be buried.
This performance is presented by Sideshow Theatre Company, and will run from March 1 through the 5, with tickets going for $10. Click for more information regarding the show, or to purchase tickets today!