Diary Entry From the Point of View of Ismene
My soul cannot bear it any longer, yet death would be the greatest sin. The death of my sister was like my own. I felt it before it was discovered. I knew it had happened. Somehow I feel guilty. Antigone, my dearest sister, told me it wouldn't make a difference that I died, but she didn't know how guilty I was to feel afterwards. If only she had waited a little longer for Creon to come to his senses! She must really have believed in her death to do such a thing, and to cause so much misery for the ones she loved. I do not feel any resentment towards her, however―that would be cruel and selfish. No, I feel resentment towards Creon solely.
What lead him to do the horrible things he did, I cannot say. I do, however, have a slight suspicion that it was pride. Pure, cold, and hard pride. I will never forget my sister. Now that I write it down it feels foolish of me to say. How could I ever forget her? My dearest hopes that she will be happy in the underworld. Those are the only prayers I have left to say. My mother used to tell us: "You are never responsible for the actions of others." It is now coming back to mind, and I wish I could believe it. The harsh truth still remains though―my sister is dead, and she is not coming back to me. Read more »
This January 14th and 15th, the First Light Theater group is putting on an original version of Antigone, adapted from the version written over 2,000 years ago by the Greek playwright Sophocles. The crew and cast is made up entirely of middle schoolers, and also involves high school students helping with direction and lighting. I'm deeply involved with the production—I was the one who adapted the play. The story hasn't changed, the words have just become a bit more modern—to make it easier for everyone to relate to.
This is an incredibly unique and exciting production, and we'd love to get people to come to see it from all over the state. So if you're able, please try and make it! Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students, and can be purchased at Frederick Tuttle Middle School or at Dorset Street Beverage, in South Burlington. They can also be purchased at the door. Performances are at 7:30 PM on both days, and take place at South Burlington High School.
For more information: firstlighttheatre.com/sophocles_antigone