Detroit Mercy Theatre Company opens season with Antigone, Oct. 22-31

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October 21, 2021
A graphic for Detroit Mercy Theatre Company's production of "Antigone" by Sophocles. Red and blue paint-like blobs are splattered on white background - an image of a statue of a woman holding a balance scale is in the right side of the graphic.

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company opens its 2021-22 season with the production of Antigone, a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles, running Oct. 22-31 at the Marlene Boll Theatre in downtown Detroit. 

Antigone explores a city devastated by war, a family divided by duty and power, and a clash of justice and tyrannical power. The story follows Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, as she defies her politician uncle Creon to give her brother a proper burial, even though the act is punishable by death. Antigone’s act of civil disobedience sparks a struggle between individual and state in this timeless tale which resonates in contemporary politics.

Run time for Antigone is roughly 90-100 minutes with no intermission. Detroit Mercy Adjunct Professor Sarah Rusk is directing the performance.

 Due to a staff shortage, the ticket office is closed. Patrons are encouraged to make ticket reservations for Antigone by filling out an online form. Tickets can then be purchased at the Marlene Boll Theatre up to 45 minutes prior to the performance.

Cash, checks and Venmo are the only accepted payment methods. 

COVID-19 safety protocols can be found on Detroit Mercy Theatre Company’s website.

Learn more about Antigone and view showing times.

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