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St. Norbert College Theatre Announces the Spring Production of Antigone

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From St. Norbert College, March 9, 2023
by Lily Maier,, 920-403-3089

The St. Norbert College Theatre program will present Jean Anouilh’s adaptation of Sophocles tragedy Antigone, beginning Thursday, March 30 and running through Sunday, April 2 in the Webb Theatre, Abbot Penning’s Hall of Fine Arts, St. Norbert College campus. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The 21st-century translation of Anouilh’s popular version of Antigone was written by Jeremy Sams in 2002. Based on the ancient Greek story of King Oedipus’ children, the plot of Antigone follows the main character as she chooses to defy the authority of the King (her uncle) and follow her conscience. In this version, Anouilh explores the moral grey area between individual honor and what is good for the state. Originally produced in Paris in 1944 during the Nazi occupation, the production became famous for its ambiguity and was produced numerous times in the United States and Great Britain.

The production is directed by Stephen Rupsch, professor of theatre studies. Heading up design for the show is April Beiswenger, director of theatre studies. Brittney Fritz is the technical director, and Bethany Naylor is the assistant technical director.

Students in the cast and crew include: Eliza Griffey (Maribel, Wis.), Patrick Oden (Aurora, Ill.), Jacinta Maslanka (Crestwood, Ill.), Maria Miller (De Pere), Alicia Nowalk (New Holstein, Wis.), Joseph O’Connell (Plainville, Ill.), Jacqueline Stumpf (Superior, Wis.), Andrea Waschbisch (Oconto Falls, Wis), Olivia Waschbisch (Oconto Falls, Wis.), Keenan Wylie (Appleton, Wis.) and Robin Wylie (Appleton, Wis.).

Faculty members Tom Bolin, Joel Mann and Steve Westergan will play the guards, and Noah Simon, visiting assistant professor, will play the role of King Creon.

Tickets are on sale now. Advance prices are $15 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit This production contains strong adult language and situations.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College ticket office at 920-403-3950 or visit

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