"Antigone" Takes the Stage at Porter

October 11, 2002

Sophocles’ “Antigone,” the classic dramatic text of a young woman struggling against the law, will be told through music and dance in the Westmont Theatre department’s presentation 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 25 and 31 and Nov. and 2 in Porter Theatre.

There also will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Admission is $5 for students and seniors and $10 for the general audience.

The production examines Antigone’s struggle and explores the three types of laws that humans face: laws from religious texts, civil codes and the unwritten law in people’s hearts.

“While most people know the story of Antigone, we approach it in a different way,” Director Val Limar-Jansen said. “I wanted to look at the bigger issue of which law takes precedence in our life. Our students do a tremendous job of passionately tackling this subject.”

The play features original music by Frank Jansen and award-winning sacred-dance choreography by John West.

For more information, contact Limar-Jansen at (805) 565-6187 or the public affairs office at 565-7057.