Hofstra University Honors College presents Sophocles’ Antigone, presented by the Theatrikos Kyklos Troupe – Thursday, Nov. 2, 11 am – 12: 40 pm, The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center, South Campus.
Antigone is a humane and political play against oppression, and is regarded as the finest surviving drama of ancient Greek literature, and the most complete, both structurally and in terms of dialogue. It deals with all the key elements of civilization — polis, demos, tyranny, law, hubris, discipline, and anarchy.
A discussion led by Hofstra faculty and members of the Theatrikos Kyklos Troupe will follow the performance from 1-2 pm.
The Theatrikos Kyklos ensemble consists of Greek actors who specialize in ancient drama at the National Greek Theater, as well as at the Athens and Epidaurus festivals.
The event is free and open to the public with registration.
Co-sponsored by the Hofstra Cultural Center; Departments of Drama and Dance, Comparative Literature, Languages and Linguistics, and English; and the Women’s Studies Program. For more information, please contact Honors College at 516-463-4842.