Nov. 3, 2006
Morningside College’s theatre department will present Sophocles’ Greek tragedy “Antigone” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, Nov. 15 to 18, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Avenue.
The performances are sponsored by Morningside's Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
“Antigone” was written around 441 BC. The Morningside production will feature a new adaptation of the play written by Arthur Moss, assistant professor of theatre at Morningside, who is also the production’s director.
Cast members are Tanya Anderson, a junior from Piedmont, S.D., as Antigone; Sharona Ernst, a senior from Falls City, Neb., as Ismene; Trey Blackburn, a sophomore from Knoxville, Iowa, as the Chorus Leader; Christina Meranda, a sophomore from Ceresco, Neb., as Chorus I; Tyrel Drey, a freshman from Storm Lake, Iowa, as Chorus II; Whitney Gries, a freshman from Onawa, Iowa, as Chorus III; Joshua Phipps, a freshman from Larchwood, Iowa, as Chorus IV: Beau Sudtelgte, a sophomore from Le Mars, Iowa, as Chorus V; Mackenzie Deeds, a junior from Sioux City, as Chorus VI and the Messenger; David Kenan, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa, as Creon; Greg Anderson, a freshman from Sioux City, as Haemon; Elizabeth Kelly, a senior from Falls City, Neb., as Teiresias; and Sarah Schreur, a freshman from Hawarden, Iowa, as Eurydice.
The costume designer is Bette Skewis-Arnett, professor and chair of theatre. Michael Rohlena, admissions liason to theatre, is scene and lighting design manager; and Randy Peters of Sioux City is mask designer. Peters is a 1985 graduate of Morningside. Rachel Radel, a junior from Mitchell, S.D., is the stage manager, and Nicole Helgeson, a junior from Altoona, Iowa, is movement coach.
General admission is $5 for adults and $1 for students. Reservations can be obtained by calling the Klinger-Neal Theatre box office at (712) 274-5196.