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December 1-December 10

Admission is free for Salem State students, faculty and staff with university ID.

Sophocles’ timeless story centers on Antigone, a young Theban woman determined to bury and honor her two brothers, both killed fighting for the throne on opposite sides of a civil war. Upon their deaths, her uncle Creon is crowned Theban ruler. He determines that her brother Eteocles is to be honored for his part in the conflict. He brands her rebellious brother Polynices a traitor who will be publicly shamed in death, leaving his body unburied beyond the city walls.

Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle she dares to say 'No' and in an act of civil disobedience, forges ahead with a funeral alone. Speaking truth to power she puts humanity before hubris even at risk to her own life.

A new translation by Anne Carson
Directed by Julie Kiernan

For mature audiences. Please note that this production contains references to war and violence, suicide, and visual representation of a deceased character.


December 1, 2, 8, and 9 at 7:30 pm
December 3 and 10 at 2 pm

Friday, December 8 is SALEM NIGHT. Free admission for all Salem residents.


$15 general/$10 seniors/free for all students with student ID and under 18.

Admission is free for Salem State students, faculty and staff with university ID.

When 4:00pm
Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus
356 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970
Karen A Gahagan

For access and accommodation information, visit our page on access or email

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