Sophocles, adapted by Gregory Mosher
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Kreon, the king of Thebes, has decreed that his nephew, the rebel soldier Polynices, will lie where he died in battle, as food for the birds and dogs. But Polynices’ sister Antigone gives him a proper burial, even knowing that Kreon’s penalty is death by stoning. Kreon’s son Hamon, who is engaged in marriage to Antigone, pleads for her life, but is rebuffed by his father, and Hamon renounces him. The fortune-teller Tiresias warns Kreon that his son will die by the end of the day — dead for the dead — and the Chorus persuades the shaken Kreon to relent and save Antigone. But it is too late. Both Antigone and Hamon have killed themselves.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (2 female, 4 male, Chorus 1 to 16)
Full Length Drama (about 55 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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About the Author


  • Sophocles

    Sophocles (c. 496 – 406 BCE) was the most celebrated of the ancient Greek tragedians. Of Sophocles' more than 120 plays, only seven have survived in their entirety, the most famous of which feature Oedipus and Antigone and are generally known as the Theban plays.

  • Gregory Mosher

    Gregory Mosher is a director and producer of over 200 plays at the Lincoln Center and Goodman Theatres (both of which he led), on Broadway, at the Royal National Theatre, and in the West End. Colleagues have included playwrights Samuel Beckett, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet, Richard Nelson, John Guare, and Edward Albee; countless leading actors; and directors including Peter Brook, Jerome Robbins, and Mike Nichols. Notable premiere productions include SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, FREAK, SARAFINA, the recent A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, and over twenty plays by Mr. Mamet including AMERICAN BUFFALO and GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. In 2004, he established Columbia University's Arts Initiative, a program to foster arts engagement across the university, and led it through 2010. Mr. Mosher is a Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia University's School of the Arts, where one of his classes is devoted to finding new producing models for the 21st century.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/5/2017
Pages 48
ISBN 9780881457018

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:
The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Antigone is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC

Production Notes

Production Notes

Tiresias may be played by either a male or female. Antigone and Ismene must be played by females, Kreon and Hamon by males. All other characters — Tiresias, Guard, Boy, and even Chorus — may be cast with either males or females.


Upcoming and Recent Productions


5/8/2022 – 5/14/2022
The Theatre School At Depaul University
Chicago, IL

4/10/2021 – 4/10/2021
Lytle High School
Lytle, TX