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 Ismene poster

By Satoh Makoto
Oct. 3-6, Oct. 10–13
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sundays at 2 pm
Emerson Studio Theatre

Ismene is a modern take on Sophocles' Antigone told through the eyes of Antigone's younger sister. Her beloved brothers have killed each other in battle; the king has declared one a hero and the other a traitor. When the body of her traitorous brother is delivered to her door, Ismene must decide what to do. This poignant, absurdist play explores the role of family, loyalty, and coca cola in one of the great Greek tragedies.

A "generous" reinterpretation that tells the story from Ismene's perspective and depicts her "as a figure of resistance." -Jennet Kirkpatrick