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SUBMITTED PHOTO Rehearsing for The University of Scranton Players’ production of “Antigone,” are, from left, Andrew Vizzard and April Sparks.

The University of Scranton Players announced its first show of the 2019-20 season, “Antigone” by Sophocles and directed by Michael O’Steen. Performing in the play is April Sparks of Archbald.

The play opened on Sept. 27 and will continue Oct. 4-6 in the Royal Theatre in the McDade Center for the Literary and Performing Arts on the university’s campus. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and the Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

In the aftermath of a civil war, King Creon decrees that Polynices, the slain leader of the rebellion against Thebes, shall go unburied. Judging this against the law of the gods, Antigone, the fiancée of Creon’s son, buries her brother Polynices, setting up a showdown within the family and over the power of the state.

The cast features: Nick Baranosky of Stevensville, Maryland; Bridget Fry of Hightstown, New Jersey; Hunter Krieg of Clarks Summit; Emily Remenschneider of Wood Ridge, New Jersey; Kate Ryan of Verona, New Jersey; April Sparks of Archbald; Myles Spencer of Brooklyn, New York; Meg Sweeney of Scranton; Andrew Vizzard of Havertown; and Adam Hill of Middletown, New Jersey. Gillian Williams-Mayers, Scranton, is the production’s stage manager.

For tickets, contact the Players box office at 570-941-4318 or visit Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens, students and University of Scranton faculty and staff. The show is free for first-year students at the university. Season tickets are $30 for general admission and $21 for senior citizens, students and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

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