State Finals

Friday, March 31 at 6 pm

John Hancock Hall

Back Bay Events Center

180 Berkeley St., Boston

 

An Original Adaptation Written by the Cast

Based on the Greek Tragedy by Sophocles

 

The tragic story of Antigone is inspired by the Sophocles play of the same name written in fifth century B.C. When her brothers kill each other in a battle for the throne, but only one is allowed to be properly buried, Antigone must decide where her loyalties lie: with her family or with her king. Can one young woman, destined to make the ultimate sacrifice, rise up against the power of a godless state determined to destroy her if she does not obey? Antigone, one of the most time-honored Greek tragedies, is the enduring tale of making heroic choices in the face of an impossible destiny.

 

The Massachusetts High School Festival is the METG’s premier event. The festival includes 112 one-act plays produced by member high schools. The competition is organized on three levels – preliminary, semi-final and state. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level, including the selection of an All-Star Company at the finals. Two schools chosen at the State Festival represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.

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