posted on February 4, 2010
The Clarke College Drama Department will present “Another Antigone” by A.R. Gurney from Thursday, Feb. 18, through Sunday, Feb. 21, in Terence Donaghoe Hall on the Clarke campus. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18-20 and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 21. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and $5 for students
In this witty, provocative performance, a student challenges a professor’s mid-term paper assignment and shows the extent they both will go to stand their ground. Henry Harper, a classic professor, in a disagreement with a student soon feels himself becoming Creon to Ms. Miller’s Antigone. Even his willingness to relent and to give Ms. Miller a passing grade is insufficient to save him from an unhappy fate that must inevitably follow when conscience yields to expediency.
Cast members for the production include Clarke students: Elizabeth Spoerl, of Sherrill, Iowa; Alison Ott, of Dubuque, Iowa; Gage Steenhagen, of Roland, Iowa. The performance will also feature recent Clarke drama graduate Mike Link, of Sherrill, Iowa, in the role of professor Henry Harper. “Another Antigone” is directed by Clarke Professor of Drama Carol Blitgen, BVM, Ph. D., and the assistant director is sophomore Josh McDowell, of Dubuque, Iowa. Ellen Gabrielleschi, chair and associate professor of drama, is the set and lighting designer and Robert Neumann, adjunct instructor of drama, is the costume designer.
For more information, contact the Clarke College Marketing and Communications Office at (563)588-6318.