March 03, 2017

Spring Main Stage 2017: ANTIGONICK by Anne Carson

ANTIGONICK by Anne Carson is a “comic book” of Sophocles’ Antigone.  The play is printed in Anne Carson’s handwriting and interspersed with art by Bianca Stone depicting a surreal assortment of icy landscapes, domestic interiors, gothic houses, unraveling spools of thread, precarious staircases and drowning horses. Drawing inspiration both from the art work and Carson’s poetic style, the piece will use music, dance and contemporary storytelling techniques to unearth this 2000 year old story in an attempt to bring it back to life in an age that continues to underestimate the power of a woman’s voice.  The play has roles for 4-6 women and 3-5 men for a total of 9 roles.

Anne Carson, a poet influenced by authors as diverse as Sappho, Euripides, Emily Brontë, Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, is known for innovative translations of ancient texts, poetry and classics scholarship.


AUDITIONS (Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage):

Wednesday, January 18, 7-10:00pm

Thursday, January 19, 7-10:000pm

Sign up sheets, play synopsis, character descriptions, and audition specifics will be posted on the lobby bulletin board of Fir Acres Theatre. Questions:



Fir Acres Theatre Main Stage

Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4 – 7:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 2:00pm matinee

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 9, 10, 11 – 7:30pm



Tickets can be purchased (cash only) at our box office, Monday through Friday, 1:00-5:00pm, and one hour before performances. Phone reservations for non-campus ticket purchasers only (503-768- 7495).

  • $15 General Admission
  • $10 L&C Faculty/Staff/Alums, Sr. Citizens, Non L&C Students
  • $5 L&C Students
  • $8 Groups of 10 or more