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Friday, May 1, 2015


(Arabella Latham takes the role of Antigone)

Co- directors Wendy Watson and Kenlynn Sutherland have collaborated on a 21st version of Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone for Durban Girls College.

Antigone is a timeless and engaging story of a strong-willed young woman who stands up to her boyfriend’s father - the violently dogmatic King. Her defiance could lead to her losing her love…and her life.

The directors have used a postmodern approach in terms of the style - incorporating Brecht’s Epic storytelling with powerful realistic performances, Greek ritual and digital media. Two newsrooms frame the action of the story representing the presence of the media in our lives today- stories within stories…

There are four performances and DGC is offering schools the opportunity to bring senior pupils from Grades 10-12 to see a production aimed to generate thinking and engage the audience in a truly universal story.

While most of the cast is from DGC, the male cast members have been drawn from other schools.

#Antigone runs from May 11 to 14 at 19h00 in the Centenary Hall at Durban Girls College. Tickets R70 (R50 on May 11). Bookings through Jacci Lewis on email: or 031 268 7239

School block bookings of 10 or more R40 pp from Monday to Wednesday. (Thursday night is normal R70)