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Antigone Now

Antigone Now
by Melissa Cooper

Productions (138)
  • Drama
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-9 m)
  • Set: An empty stage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-230-7

Antigone Now
by Melissa Cooper

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Productions (138)
  • Drama
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-9 m)
  • Set: An empty stage.

In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story.

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Standard Edition $8.99
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In the midst of a bombed-out city still feeling the aftershocks of war, the rebellious and intense Antigone defies her uncle to bury her disgraced brother. This contemporary response to the myth of Antigone brings powerful, modern prose to an ancient and universal story.

  • Drama
  • 50 - 60 minutes
  • 3 f, 1 m (4-11 actors possible: 2-10 f, 1-9 m)
  • Set: An empty stage.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-230-7

Published Reviews

"The real star was Ms. Cooper's brilliant writing, which transforms the visceral poetry of ancient Greece into contemporary but no less magnificent language. This is a white-hot script..."

Dallas Morning News

"This deeply stirring adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone ...proved the starkest, most electrifying and inspired piece the company has produced in years... It's great for kids to see ancient theater connect so electrifyingly with their own world. But adult audiences deserve to see this superb experiment as well."

Dallas Morning News

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Green Hope High Drama
Cary, NC United States
Green Hope High Drama Cary, NC United States
MAY 17, 2017 - MAY 17, 2017
Cooper High School
Abilene, TX United States
Cooper High School Abilene, TX United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 13, 2017
Mayde Creek High School
Houston, TX United States
Mayde Creek High School Houston, TX United States
APR 28, 2017 - APR 28, 2017
Ulrich Intermediate School
Spring, TX United States
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APR 22, 2017 - MAY 06, 2017
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Ellinwood, KS United States
Tipton Catholic High School Ellinwood, KS United States
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Ellicott City, MD United States
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El Paso, TX United States
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San Antonio, TX United States
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MAR 25, 2017 - MAR 25, 2017
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San Angelo, TX United States
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MAR 04, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
UIL Academic Department/Houston ISD
Houston, TX United States
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MAR 04, 2017 - MAR 04, 2017
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Mission, TX United States
Rio Grande City High School Mission, TX United States
MAR 03, 2017 - MAR 09, 2017
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San Antonio, TX United States
Sandra Day O'Connor High School San Antonio, TX United States
MAR 02, 2017 - MAR 08, 2017
Early High School
Early, TX United States
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FEB 26, 2017 - APR 21, 2017
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Honey Grove, TX United States
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FEB 24, 2017 - MAR 03, 2017
Wood Middle School
San Antonio, TX United States
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APO, AP United States
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Lubbock, TX United States
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School District #36 (Surrey)
Surrey, BC Canada
School District #36 (Surrey) Surrey, BC Canada
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Fowler Middle School/Frisco ISD
Plano, TX United States
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Parkland High School
El Paso, TX United States
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Yakima, WA United States
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The M.A.D.* Factory
Oberlin, OH United States
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Raul Yzaguirre Middle School Drama Club
Alamo, TX United States
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Choudrant High School
Choudrant, LA United States
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Beaumont, TX United States
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Cornelius, NC United States
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Miami Arts Studio@Zelda Glazer
Tampa, FL United States
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Caprock High School
Amarillo, TX United States
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NA
Mesquite, TX United States
NA Mesquite, TX United States
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Fort Worth, TX United States
Handley Middle School Fort Worth, TX United States
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Winding River Players
Towanda, PA United States
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DEC 12, 2015 - DEC 12, 2015
Winding River Players
Selinsgrove, PA United States
Winding River Players Selinsgrove, PA United States
DEC 04, 2015 - DEC 04, 2015
Fairhope High School
Fairhope, AL United States
Fairhope High School Fairhope, AL United States
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Winding River Players
Towanda, PA United States
Winding River Players Towanda, PA United States
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Dan Long Middle School theater
Dallas, TX United States
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Grand Canyon University
Phoenix, AZ United States
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ United States
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Atwater High School Drama
Atwater, CA United States
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Houston ISD/UIL Academic Department
Houston, TX United States
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Fairhope, AL United States
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Decatur, AL United States
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Aldie, VA United States
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Miami Arts Studio@Zelda Glazer
Hialeah, FL United States
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North Cobb Christian School
Kennesaw, GA United States
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Oklahoma City, OK United States
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Walled Lake Central High School
Walled Lake, MI United States
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Tyler Civic Theatre Center
Tyler, TX, TX United States
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Humboldtschule Hannover
Hannover, Germany
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Purcelville, VA United States
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Long Beach, CA United States
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Cooper HS One Act Play
Cooper, TX United States
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Cleveland, TX United States
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Zapata, TX United States
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Maidenhead Drama Guild
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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PSJA High School
San Juan, TX United States
PSJA High School San Juan, TX United States
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Bonham Middle School
Temple, TX United States
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Denton, TX United States
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Denton, TX United States
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Frisco, TX United States
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Duluth, MN United States
Denfeld High School Duluth, MN United States
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Jordan High School
Jordan, MN United States
Jordan High School Jordan, MN United States
DEC 12, 2014 - DEC 13, 2014
Spring Hill High School
Longview, TX United States
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Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, OH United States
Franciscan University of Steubenville Steubenville, OH United States
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YES Prep North Forest
Houston, TX United States
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Hillcrest High School
Country Club Hills, IL United States
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Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts
Soddy Daisy, TN United States
Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts Soddy Daisy, TN United States
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Canadian Academy
Kobe, Japan
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MAY 16, 2014 - MAY 16, 2014
Casa Manana Theatre
Fort Worth, TX United States
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Bethany College
Lindsborg, KS United States
Bethany College Lindsborg, KS United States
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Soddy Daisy, TN United States
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Dickson, TN United States
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Mountain Home High School
Mountain Home, AR United States
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DEC 15, 2013 - DEC 16, 2013
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Athens , TX United States
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Morrilton, AR United States
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Mountain Home, AR United States
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Argyle, TX United States
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University Of The Fraser Valley
Chilliwack, BC Canada
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Smithfield Middle School
North Richland Hills, TX United States
Smithfield Middle School North Richland Hills, TX United States
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Barrington Community Theater
Barrington, RI United States
Barrington Community Theater Barrington, RI United States
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Irma Rangel YWLS
Dallas, TX United States
Irma Rangel YWLS Dallas, TX United States
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St. Francis School
Louisville, KY United States
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Palestine, TX United States
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SARASOTA, FL United States
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Ft. Worth, TX United States
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Brunswick, GA United States
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Chestnut Hill, MA United States
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MAY 19, 2012 - MAY 19, 2012
Wayne High School
Huber Heights, OH United States
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Owensboro, KY United States
Daviess County High School Owensboro, KY United States
FEB 18, 2012 - FEB 18, 2012
Freedom High School
Woodbridge, VA United States
Freedom High School Woodbridge, VA United States
JAN 27, 2012 - FEB 27, 2012
Andover High School Theatre
Andover, MN United States
Andover High School Theatre Andover, MN United States
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Wheatmore
Trinity, NC United States
Wheatmore Trinity, NC United States
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El Paso, TX United States
Socorro High School El Paso, TX United States
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Woodbridge, VA United States
Freedom High School Woodbridge, VA United States
NOV 16, 2011 - NOV 18, 2011
Jackson Technology Center Theatre
Garland, TX United States
Jackson Technology Center Theatre Garland, TX United States
NOV 04, 2011 - NOV 12, 2011
Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, VA United States
Piedmont Virginia Community College Charlottesville, VA United States
OCT 26, 2011 - OCT 28, 2011
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Richmond, VA United States
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Locust Grove, GA United States
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Hudson, MA United States
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Miami, FL United States
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Webber Academy
Calgary, AB Canada
Webber Academy Calgary, AB Canada
MAR 27, 2011 - APR 01, 2011
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Yorkton, SK Canada
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Miami Sunset Senior High
Miami, FL United States
Miami Sunset Senior High Miami, FL United States
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Markham, ON Canada
Middlefield Collegiate Institute Markham, ON Canada
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Hoover, AL United States
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DEC 10, 2010 - DEC 10, 2010
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Memphis, TN United States
Middle College High School Memphis, TN United States
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Oregon Children's Theatre
Portland, OR United States
Oregon Children's Theatre Portland, OR United States
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Hialeah, FL United States
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Louisville, KY United States
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Atlanta, GA United States
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Columbia Station, OH United States
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Asolo Repertory Theatre (Tour)
Sarasota, FL United States
Asolo Repertory Theatre (Tour) Sarasota, FL United States
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Lee High School Magnet Theatre
Huntsville, AL United States
Lee High School Magnet Theatre Huntsville, AL United States
APR 22, 2010 - APR 24, 2010
North Central Texas College
Gainesville, TX United States
North Central Texas College Gainesville, TX United States
MAR 11, 2010 - MAR 19, 2010
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Palos Hills, IL United States
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MAR 01, 2010 - MAR 31, 2010
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Lufkin, TX United States
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Loyalton, CA United States
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Denton, TX United States
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Portland, OR United States
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Flandreau, SD United States
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Leicester, MA United States
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Parma, OH United States
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McBride, BC Canada
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Montevallo, AL United States
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Waller, TX United States
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Napa Valley College Little Theater
Napa, CA United States
Napa Valley College Little Theater Napa, CA United States
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Waller High School Performing Arts Center
Waller, TX United States
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MAR 12, 2009 - MAY 08, 2009
Waller High School Performing Arts Center
Waller, TX United States
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MAR 06, 2009 - MAR 14, 2009
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Reno, NV United States
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JAN 29, 2009 - JAN 31, 2009
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Coon Rapids, MN United States
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Totino-Grace High School
Fridley, MN United States
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Cincinnati, OH United States
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Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX United States
Dallas Theater Center Dallas, TX United States
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MAY 23, 2017 - MAY 24, 2017
Green Hope High Drama
Cary, NC United States
Green Hope High Drama Cary, NC United States
MAY 17, 2017 - MAY 17, 2017
Cooper High School
Abilene, TX United States
Cooper High School Abilene, TX United States
MAY 12, 2017 - MAY 13, 2017
Mayde Creek High School
Houston, TX United States
Mayde Creek High School Houston, TX United States
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Asolo Repertory Theatre (Tour)
Sarasota, FL United States
Asolo Repertory Theatre (Tour) Sarasota, FL United States
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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cincinnati, OH United States
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Cincinnati, OH United States
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Dallas, TX United States
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OCT 01, 2003 - OCT 31, 2003
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Dallas, TX United States
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Awards (2)

Finalist, Arts and Letters Journal in Contemporary Culture Prize in Drama (2007)

One of the Ten Best Performance Events of 2003, Dallas Morning News