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Theatre at Aquinas College

Season Schedule & Tickets

 

Antigone: An Audio Drama

By Jean Anouilh
Translated by Lewis Galantiere
Adapted by Kyle Westmaas and Emily Westmaas
Directed by Kyle Westmaas

To begin our season, we will continue and reimagine our suspended Spring 2020 production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone as an audio drama. Antigone is the classic story of love and war, questioning what place the former has in the latter. It is the story of duty, asking whether our duty to our country or to our family is more vital. It is the story of power, debating whether an individual or a country has more. Most of all, it is the story of Antigone, one woman whose beliefs and actions shook an entire kingdom to its core. Antigone is a story of our past, present, and future, timeless in its themes and the questions it raises. We see in Antigone the fight for what it means to be moral, for what it means to be a woman, and for what it means to truly stand for something at the cost of all else. Conveyed through the wonderful translation of Jean Anouilh, which, although written over 50 years ago, still feels modern and fresh, Antigone is a play that has lessons that every generation can and should learn.

Available for Streaming and Download on October 1, 2020

One of Our Own

A world premiere cast-devised adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People

Performed Digitally November 12-15, 2020

How do you get people to hear a truth they need - but don’t want - to hear? In this world-premiere piece, the cast and crew will take inspiration from Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People to create their own essential and vital work for today. Ibsen’s story centers on Dr. Stockmann, who must make his community understand that the baths their economy depends upon are infected with bacteria and unsafe for anyone to use. Stockmann tries to navigate his professional, ethical, civic, and familial duty to save his community, but the truth he has to tell is ultimately too inconvenient. This production promises to showcase the best voices that AQ Theatre has to offer while doing what theatre does best - engaging with the issues that we live with every day.