Antigone By Sophocles

Edited and translated by Diane J. Rayor, Sophocles' Antigone. A New Translation © Diane J. Rayor 2011, published by Cambridge University Press: 9780521119283

Directed by Sarah Rusk

At The Marlene Boll Theatre


A city devastated by war. A family divided by duty and power. A clash of justice and tyrannical power. All stand at the forefront of Antigone, a Greek tragedy by Sophocles. The story follows Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, as she defies her politician uncle Creon in order 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 yet urgent tale which resonates in contemporary politics.


Antigone's decision not to follow Creon's decree against giving Polynices a proper burial is an example of civil disobedience, or a refusal to obey the law on moral grounds. She commits this act of civil disobedience because she wants her brother's soul to find peace after death.

Run Time

90-100 minutes with no intermission.


Please click here to view our Antigone program. Printed programs will be available.


Due to a staff shortage, the ticket office is closed. Patrons are encouraged to make ticket reservations for Antigone by filling out this form.

Patrons can then purchase their tickets at The Marlene Boll Theatre up to 45 minutes prior to the performance.

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Events and Special Engagements:

Oct. 22 | Opening Night Reception: Join us in the lobby and outside the YMCA for a post-show reception as we celebrate the return of LIVE THEATRE!

Oct. 23 | Detroit Theatre Discussion Project: Meet the Director and Production Team and discuss their designs and artistic direction.

Oct. 24 | Detroit Theatre Discussion Project: Morality vs. Lawfulness: How can we stand for justice?

Oct. 29 | Alumni Night: Celebrate the return of live theatre with Detroit Mercy Alumni. An informal post-show gathering will occur at the Detroit Beer Company where patrons will receive 20% off their entire bill.

Oct. 30 | Detroit Theatre Discussion Project: Gender injustices suffered by Antigone, how would you respond? Led by experts from Detroit Mercy's Women's and Gender Studies Program.

Oct. 31 | Closing Performance


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Guests must also wear a mask, worn properly over the nose and mouth, unless they are actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn regardless of vaccination status.

Children under the age of 12 who are not currently eligible for vaccination will be admitted with proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time or 6-hour antigen test.

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Patrons who do not comply with Covid-19 Safety protocols will not be permitted inside The Marlene Boll Theatre.