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Drama & Production Studies production of Anouilh’s Antigone

Drama & Production Studies production of Anouilh’s Antigone

Media Statement by Professor Debbie Lutge, HOD – Drama & Production Studies

The Department of Drama & Production Studies at the Durban University of Technology cordially invites Durban audiences to attend a production of Anouilh’s Antigone opening on Wednesday 21 March and running until Monday 26 March 2012.

Written by Jean Anouilh and directed by Lloyd O Connor, the play inspired by Sophocles’ fifth century BC tragedy Antigone is centred in questions of resistance. Written in 1942, when Nazi forces occupied France, the story revolves around the conflict between the idealist Antigone and her rigid uncle, Creon, over the proper burial of Antigone’s brother, Polynices. Anouilh’s Antigone represented the struggle of the French Resistance movement against the forces of the Vichy government during the height of Nazi occupation, and therefore provides a most fitting tribute on Human Rights Day.

Date: Wednesday 21 March – Monday 26 March 2012
Venue: Courtyard Theatre – Gate 7, Ritson Campus, Steve Biko Road
Time: 19h00

Tickets cost R20 per person. Members of the press receive complimentary tickets.

RSVP is essential! Kindly confirm your attendance with Lebohang Sibisi on

Safe parking is available at Gate 4, Steve Biko Campus which is across the road from the Courtyard Theatre.

Kindly contact Professor Debbie Lutge on 031 373 2199 for more information.

Issued by
Sinegugu Ndlovu
Media Officer
Durban University of Technology
031 373 2845
078 615 2662