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Antigone Auditions - St. James Players 2023 Production


We are pleased to announce open auditions for our 2023 production of a Greek tragedy by Sophocles: Antigone. The play will be directed by SJP alum, Dr. Jim Broderick.


AUDITION DATES - ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sunday, June 4 from 6-8p

Monday, June 5 from 7-9p




SHOW DATES

September 15, 16, & 17* | 22 & 23 at 7pm

(*Sunday Matinee at 3pm)

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Selected Sundays and Mondays from 7-9p

(possibly some Wednesdays)

June 11 through performance dates

Auditions, rehearsals and performances will all be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, NJ.


ROLES


Creon -- Ruler of Thebes, a commanding, egocentric presence. Powerful, complicated.


Antigone -- Oldest daughter of Oedipus, noble, headstrong, idealistic, defiant.


Ismene -- Antigone's sister, pragmatic, representative of the "middle way."


Haimon -- Creon's son, hopes to marry Antigone. Forthright, sensitive.


Eurydice -- Wife of Creon, and Queen of Thebes. Kind-hearted, visionary.


Tiresias -- A blind prophet, bold, wise, militant, eccentric.


Sentry -- Timid and obliquely humorous.


Members of the Chorus -- The Chorus is the heart and soul of the play. The individual members -- each of whom have several speeches -- are eloquent, intelligent, and civic-minded. Their recitations serve as both summary and conscience of the play


Orator -- Sets the tone at the beginning of the play as he reads from a scroll, returns at the end of the play for the tragic peroration.


Dancers and Musicians -- Key figures in creating the bizarre ambiance of the play, performed originally as part of festival of worship for the god Dionysus.

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