Script-in-Hand Series Continues with Antigone on Sunday, June 7
The Central Library is closed due to a suspected gas leak. All other locations are open regular hours. We expect to be open as usual tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11.
June 4, 2009
The third season of the Script-in-Hand series of stage performances, presented by the Kansas City Public Library and Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, continues on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St., with Antigone.
In the Sophocles classic, when Antigone makes the decision to defy King Creon’s wishes not to bury her brother who was thought to be a traitor, she is sentenced to death. Creon eventually overturns his order, but by then it’s too late and Antigone commits suicide. Her suicide causes two others close to Creon to do the same, including his son, Haemon, who was to marry Antigone. Creon’s wife then commits suicide after losing her only son. In this classic, contempt of death enables the weak maiden to conquer the powerful ruler who learns all too late that fate in due course brings fit punishment to outrage.
The Law & Literature series wraps up on Friday, June 26, at 7 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St., with Stephen Vincent Benét’s The Devil and Daniel Webster.
The Script-in-Hand series is sponsored by The Friends of the Kansas City Public Library with additional funding provided by the Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts.
Admission is free. Call 816.701.3407 to indicate your interest in attending or you may RSVP online.