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AFTER ANTIGONE

A reworking of Sophocles Antigone by Bodens Young Repertory Company

Story by Bodens Performing Arts March 19th, 2017

CREON CROWNED KING OF THEBES

His first law is to threaten death to anyone who buries the body of Polynices.

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ANTIGONE MEETS ISMENE

Antigone wants the help of Ismene to bury the body of her brother.

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TOM AND THE SOLDIERS

While Tom went to get clothes pegs for their noses to cover the stench, the soldiers slept and Antigone buried the body. But now Prince Haemon wants to see the decomposing body... but it's not there.

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CREON AND HIS WIFE Eurydice

They must come up with a plan to punish Antigone without upsetting their son, her fiance, Haemon.

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HAEMON AND ANTIGONE

Antigone and Haemon are to marry tomorrow. She knows that regardless, she had no choice but to bury Polynices.

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CREON AND ANTIGONE

Captured by the soldiers, Antigone must confess to Creon that she has disobeyed his order.

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ANTIGONE IN PRISON

Ismene begs Anrtigone to recant, but sentenced to imprisonment, Tom gives her a dagger to control her destiny.

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HAEMON CONFRONTS CREON

Discovering that Creon has entombed Antigone in a cave, sentenced to death, Haemon draws his dagger.

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TOM AND HEAMON

Learning that Antigone was to be released, Tom admits to Haemon he gave her his dagger to take her own life.

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THE MESSENGER

Tom arrives with the news that Antigone and Haemon are dead.

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Footnote: www.bodens.co.uk