Under the direction of third-year MFA student, Jess Hawthorne Fiene, the classic Greek tragedy comes to life. Brecht, a Greman playwright, adapted the play based on the 451 BC work by Sophocles.
While the plot and characters are consistent with the original, Brecht’s rendition was written at the end of World War II in Germany. Thus, Brecht’s play differs from the source material in terms of setting, political and economic contexts, and the motivations of the character Creon.
Sophocles’ Creon goes against the will of the gods by refusing to bury his nephew. Brecht’s version of the antagonist is callous and lacking compassion, ultimately creating an allusion to Hitler and his rule.
CONTENT WARNING: This production contains adult themes including suicide, death, violence, bright flashing lights, and sudden intense noises. This is a safe space intended to promote discourse about the human experience. Our Front of House can provide resources and support if needed. Please take care and enjoy the show.
TUESDAY, SEP 27 to SUNDAY, OCT 2
This is a RESERVED SEATING production.
PATTI STRICKEL HARRISON THEATRE
405 Moon Street, 78666
TXST Student: $10
Groups (10+): $13
Prices include processing fee.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Parking will be directed to the Edward Gary Parking Garage (401 Edward Gary Dr) behind the Performing Arts Center.
If accommodations need to be made, please, contact the box office at least 48 hour before the performance date.
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