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Theatre program to present Sophocles’ “Antigone”
Feb 06, 2004

OLIVET, Mich.The Olivet College theatre program will present Antigone, a play by Sophocles, Feb. 19 to 21, 2004 at the Oaks Theatre in downtown Olivet. The play, which begins each evening at 7:30 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Strength and defiance are what make this plays lead character, Antigone, a memorable and sympathetic daughter of Greece. True to her country, she is even more devoted to her family, who suffer terrible fates. When she defies the king by burying her just-killed brother, Antigone is hunted, tortured and dies, still faithful to her beliefs and herself.

The play is directed by Arthur Williams, director of theatre at Olivet, with assistance from Benjamin Guins, a freshman from Lansing.

Performing the role of Antigone is Marie Gouba, a sophomore from Novi. Additional cast members include Dustin Beck, a junior from White Lake, as Teiresias; Chuck Fales, a City of Olivet resident, as Teiresias assistant; Brad Francis, a sophomore from Bellevue, as Kreon; Katie Graebner, a junior from Lansing, as Choregos; Mike Haenisch, a sophomore from Belmont, and James Wyszynski III, a junior from Grand Ledge, as Kreons assistants; Andrew Hipkiss, a teacher certification student from Mulliken, as a Sentry; Mariah Mickelwait, a freshman from Encino, Calif., as a member of the chorus; Jason Myers, a freshman from Olivet, as Haimon; and Jenny Shaw, a sophomore from Hastings, as Ismene.

Olivet faculty and staff participating in the play include Maria Davis, associate professor of biology and biology program director; Julie Foster, vice president for community life; Leah Knapp, Natural and Physical Science Department chair; Karla Kunkle, director of annual giving and donor relations; and Cynthia Noyes, assistant professor of sociology/anthropology.


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