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West Virginia Wesleyan's Theatre and Arts Department will present"Antigone," adapted from the work of Sophocles by George Judy and re-imagined in a post-apocalyptic ‘steam-punk' world.

The production is designed by assistant professor of theatre arts Karim Badwan, with costumes by Wesleyan costumer Rebecca Nelson, and directed by assistant professor of theatre arts Thomas Schoffler. This production will be showing in the Culpepper Auditorium of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Nov. 8-9 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov.10.

"The cast and crew have taken the world of ‘Antigone' and transformed it into something new and fresh. Between the incredibly intricate set, the modern staging, and the fresh take on the costumes, this production is going to be stunning," said junior stage manager, Jamie Wagner.

"Antigone" relates the story of the end of the line of Oedipus. At the end of a brutal civil war, the city of Thebes is ruled by Creon, uncle of the sons of the former king, both killed in battle. After Creon decrees that none shall bury the body of one of the brothers, Antigone defies the edict to bury her brother, instigating an age-old argument of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and humanity.

"We're taking the show out of the period that Sophocles wrote it but are staying very true to the story line. With the way the set, lights, acting, and costumes come together, we have an intriguing and eccentric story that everyone can still relate to and enjoy," said senior Ryan Perry, who plays Creon.

"Antigone" runs 90 minutes, without an intermission. Tickets will be available at the box office of the Performing Arts Center one hour before show time.

For information about ticket sales contact Gabriel Tokach at tokach_gm@wvwc.edu.