Actress Bree Welch plays Antigone, the woman at the center of a struggle that will forever change not only her family but her nation as well. After her uncle, the King of Thebes, staves off an attempted overthrow by his nephew, Antigone steps up to challenge the king as well. Classical Theatre Company, the only troupe of its kind in the Southwest, performs works by some of theater's earliest playwrights. As Artistic Director John Johnston jokes, we don't reinvent the wheel, we go back to the oldest possible wheel." Talk Back sessions with the director, actors and local classical theater experts follow each Sunday afternoon performance. There's a preview on May 14, followed by an opening-night performance and reception on May 15. Regular performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays (no 7:30 p.m. show May 31). University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-963-9665 or visit www.classicaltheatre.org. $7 to $15.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: May 15. Continues through May 31, 2009