CAP Summer Classic 2020


Performances cancelled

One of the greatest Greek tragedies in existence today, Antigone follows the city of Thebes in the aftermath of a bloody civil war. Two brothers on opposite sides, Polyneices and Eteocles, have slain one another, fulfilling the prophecy of the curse of Oedipus, their father. As ruler of Thebes, Creon has declared that Eteocles will be given full burial rights in honor of his defense of the city. Polyneices, however, will be left in the field to rot. When Antigone, sister to the brothers and daughter to Oedipus defies Creon and buries Polyneices, how must Creon respond? Antigone represents one of the earliest arguments of morality versus legality and strength of will versus honor to the gods.

Director: Jolene Gentzler

Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Joseph Gentzler

This production is performed outdoors at Haines Park Amphitheatre (711 3rd Ave SE) Altoona, IA. In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to CAP Theatre (201 1st Ave S) Altoona, IA.