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Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents Burial at Thebes

Loyola’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) opens the modern production, Burial at Thebes, a translation of Antigone by Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney. This piece is a new translation of Sophocles’s Antigone, in which Heaney adds a contemporary touch to the old tale of love and self-sacrifice. The play explores the blurry line between the individual, the greater societal good, and current political issues through an ancient perspective.

The DFPA is running Burial at Thebes in conjunction with the Year of Antigone Project, a series of events taking place throughout the 2007-08 academic year that explore the figure of Antigone, a character who has been reinvented for every generation. The objective of this project is to investigate this play in an interdisciplinary context, paying particular attention to both ancient and contemporary analyses, translations, and adaptations.

Tickets are $15 each, with discounts for Loyola faculty, staff, and students. For more information about tickets or subscription, please call the box office at 773.508.3847 or send an e-mail to boxoffice@luc.edu.

February 7-10 and 14-17, 2008
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.

Kathleen Mullady Theatre
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus
1125 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago

Burial at Thebes allows Loyola students to experience and learn about the historic art of theatre, and will continue a 2,500-year-old legacy of drama.




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