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Source: Chelsey Eimer, 785-532-6878, cbeimer@k-state.edu
Note to editor: Kathryn Hambleton is a graduate of Olathe North High School.
News release prepared by: Rosie Hoefling, 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Friday, Sept. 24, 2010

K-STATE THEATER PRESENTING GREEK TRAGEDY 'ANTIGONE'

MANHATTAN-- Kansas State University Theater will present the Greek tragedy "Antigone" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 13-16 in Nichols Theater.

Written by Sophocles, "Antigone" portrays themes of social injustice and civil disobedience. The play follows the story of Antigone, Oedipus' daughter, as she fights to bury her deceased brother Polyneices -- an act punishable by death according to a new law set down by her uncle, Creon, the king of Thebes. Antigone views burying her brother as a moral imperative and is willing to sacrifice her own life in the service of this greater justice.

The K-State production of "Antigone" is directed by Ginny Pape, instructor of theater; set design is by Kathy Voecks, assistant professor of theater; costume design is by Dana Pinkston, associate professor of theater; and lighting design is by John Uthoff, associate professor of theater.

Tickets are $14 for the general public, $12 for seniors and military, and $9 for students. They can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or by calling McCain at 785-532-6428 during box office hours. Tickets also may be purchased at the Little Theater box office in the K-State Student Union from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays. Groups of 10 or more may receive a discount rate. For more information or assistance in planning a theater party, contact Marci Maullar at 785-532-6878.

K-State students in the cast or crew for "Antigone" include:

Eric Brown, sophomore in political science, Liberal, as Creon; Zachary Dace, freshman in arts and sciences-open option, as a sentry, and Nicholas Yetter, sophomore in theater, as Haemon, both from Manhattan; Jennifer Lee, master's student in theater, Newton, as a messenger; Kathryn Hambleton, senior in theater, Olathe, as Ismene; Erica Smith, senior in theater, Paola, as Eurydice; Lauren Perez, senior in theater, Parsons, as Antigone; Joseph Boos, freshman in theater, Salina, as a chorus member; Jacob Relic, junior in management, Shawnee, assistant stage manager; and Dillon Artzer, senior in theater, as Teiresias, and Megan Reynolds, junior in theater, stage manager, both from Topeka.

From out of state: Sean Matthews, senior in communication studies, Atlanta, Ga., as a chorus member; and Brian Shafer, master's student in theater, Ord, Neb., as a chorus member.