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Auditions for "Antigone" to be held at Ohio University-Eastern

St. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2005) -- The Theatre Department of Ohio University-Eastern is pleased to announce open community auditions for its up coming production of Sophocles's Greek tragedy "Antigone." Auditions will be held Monday, Nov. 7 and Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Shannon Hall Theater.

"Antigone" is the story of a woman's struggle to properly bury the body of her brother, after the king has decreed that the body may not be buried. Her decision results in torment, both public and private as she struggles to balance her private loyalties and her public obligations. A new translation, by University of Texas professor Paul Woodruff, retains all the beauty and power of the text; yet the language is very modern.

There are 17 roles available for women and men (including the chorus), ages ranging from 16 to 70 years old. Local community members are encouraged to audition--no prior acting experience is necessary. Performance dates are March 2, 3, 4 and 9, 10, 11, 2006. Rehearsals begin January 9, 2006.

Scripts will be available one hour before auditions. Anyone wishing more information or anyone unable to attend these audition times should contact Dennis Fox at Ohio University Eastern, (740) 699-2340.

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Media Contact: Jan Chambers, (740) 699-2334 or chamberj@ohio.edu

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