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Greek Tragedy Unfolds on Johnson Theatre Stage This Week

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 "Antigone," a Greek tragedy, will run Oct. 3-6 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 7 at 2 p.m.
 Stephen Gundersheim, assistant professor of theatre and dance, will direct the play.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “Antigone,” a Greek tragedy focusing on the clash between Oedipus’s daughter and her uncle Creon, the new king, this week.

The play, directed by Stephen Gundersheim, assistant professor of theatre, will be staged on Oct. 3-7 in the Johnson Theatre.

The key conflict erupts over a dispute between human law and higher law in which these two characters are in complete opposition. Their stubborn beliefs that they are right set in motion this tragedy written by Sophocles about the descendants of Oedipus.

The lead role of Antigone is played by Karina Roberts, while Creon is portrayed by Ricky Watson.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Oct. 3-6 and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 7. Tickets are $8 with a Winthrop ID and $15 general admission.

To reserve a seat, call the Box Office at 803/323-4014 or e-mail

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