Drama Department Uses New Antigone Approach

Fullerton College Hornet  - Staff Writer - Friday, November 22nd, 1968

A new approach in drama will be utilized in the Fullerton Junior College Theatre Arts Department Production of "Antigone", Dec. 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. in the Studio Theatre.

The play, by Jean Anouilh, was the first choice of over 16 instructors, who felt it would be the most beneficial to their area of instruction.

Directing the production is Mr.Cosmo Inserra, who is replacing Mr. George Stoughton, currently on sabbatical. Mr. Inserra has given the play a unique interpretation, centering the theme on a cry for human rights." He has written various characters such as Socrates, The Gallelian, ThoMohatma Ghandi, and Martin Luther King into the prologue and epilogue in order to give theme more relevance.

Modern theatre techniques of film projection will be applied by Mr. Todd V. Glen, instructor and Technical Director, to the presentation of "Antigone." Adding to the entirely fresh endeavor in drama for FJC will be a theatre-in-the-round atmosphere. The audience will the performers and the scenery will surround the audience. Rock music for a classical Sophoclean drama of the 4th century BC another experimental device deployed by the Studio Theatre group.

Weeknights were purposely selected for performances so that Extended Day classes could attend as well as regular day classes.If the audience response is good, the Studio Theatre group is prepared to extend the run of the play. Audience number each evening will be fairly small, but it is felt by the Theatre group that this also lends to flexibility in production.

Seating for these performances will be limited to 124 seats. Prices range from $1.50 for adults to 75 cents for students without Student Services Cards (includes students from other schools.) One free ticket will be honored with each Student Services Card.

Reservations should be made with Mrs. Barbara Tucker, Theatre Arts Department secretary between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre Box Office.