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New voice of antiquity at FDR

A play penned before the birth of Jesus Christ was given a delightful local twist when budding thespians at FDR High School staged a performance of Sophocles’ “Antigone.”

The costumed cast drew rave reviews for its interpretation of the Greek tragedy, estimated to have been written around 442 BC and one of seven surviving plays of the acclaimed Golden Age dramatist, even though he wrote more than 120.

Students shared the spotlight as they performed the tale of a passionate young woman named Antigone, the daughter of an accidentally incestuous marriage between King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother Jocasta, who defies convention and tries to secure a proper burial for her brother, Polyneices, considered a traitor to Thebes.

The performance was presented by drama students at the school, 20th Avenue and 58th Street.

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