April 14, 2014

Presented by the Department of Theatre & Dance and the Mermaid Players.

A timeless classic that gains renewed vigor in this translation by a master of the English language, "The Burial at Thebes" tells the story of Antigone, the idealistic daughter of Oedipus, who prioritizes her family and her principles above her desire to be obedient to the state. The play raises many questions about social stability, patriotism and religious rigidity. August 30, 2013 marked the sudden death of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize-winning writer and long-standing friend of Dickinson College. Although best remembered as one of the world’s finest poets, Heaney also composed beautiful verse translations of classical Greek plays, including "The Burial at Thebes." The Department of Theatre & Dance dedicates this production of "Burial at Thebes" to his memory. The play will perform in Mathers Theater, located inside the Holland Union Building, on the following dates and times: Friday, April 11, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m., Monday, April 14, 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 15, 8 p.m For more information, or to reserve your tickets now, please call (717) 245-1327 or visit the website.

Further information

  • Location: Mathers Theater
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Cost: $7 General Admission / $5 Student