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Published: March 25, 2021

UT Department of Theatre and Dance To Present “Antigone”

The UT Department of Theatre and Dance in the College of Arts and Letters is presenting a pre-recorded performance of the play “Antigone,” which can be watched online starting Thursday, March 25, at 8 p.m. through Sunday, March 28, at 10 p.m. at ut.edu/theatre/antigone.

There will also be a talkback session with the cast and crew at 9:30 p.m., immediately following the opening of the production, which will take place over Zoom. To participate, you must register.

Theater poster for the play Antigone
The cast performed the pre-recorded play as a series of solo takes to the camera and then spent many hours editing them and creating virtual backgrounds.

“Antigone” was written by Sophocles, adapted and translated by Robert Campbell and augmented by the play’s director, Gary Luter, professor of speech, theatre and dance. “Antigone is a young woman who knows right from wrong, good from bad and truth from lies. Such persons have always served as saviors of humankind … She stands to this day as a role model for others — as we will discover when we attend to the ideas in this play, one of the greatest plays ever written,” says Luter.

Performing the role of Antigone is Mizan Selas, a first-year theatre major and French minor. This is her third show at UT, following last semester’s modern-day “Vaudeville” and online “Alice in Wonderland.”

The “Antigone” production team created a video recording studio in an empty room at the Falk Theatre. The cast performed the play as a series of solo takes to the camera and then spent many hours editing them and creating virtual backgrounds. To follow COVID-19 safety protocols, the students were always alone in the studio recording their own performances against a chromo-key drop.

For more information about the performance, contact Luter at gluter@ut.edu or (813) 258-7283.


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