Kittochtinny Players Declare Cast for Greek Tragedy of Antigone

by Laura B. Hans

On Tues, Nov. 28 Richard Shoap, director of The Antigone of Sophocles, An English Version and Wilson’s adjunct Prof. of Theater, finalized Antigone’s casting results. Antigone’s Assistant Director and President of the Kittochtinny Players, Candice Grant, collaborated with Shoap during the decision making process. Auditions took place on Sun, Nov. 21 and Mon, Nov. 22 in the Allen Auditorium of Warfield Hall. During the auditions, potential candidates warmed up with a theater game. Shoap then assigned them scenes from the play’s script to read. Each candidate read about three or four times.

The production will showcase the talents of:

C.J. Giacomini as Antigone, daughter of Oedipus

Rachel Wachter as Ismene, sister of Antigone

Kelly Flavin as Creon, King of Thebes

Selena Sunderland as Eurydice, wife of Creon

Alia Oberst as Haimon, son of Creon

Carol Zehosky as Teiresias, the blind prophet

Lydia DeShong as a sentry

Amelia Nance as a messenger

Rachel Wilson-McCall as the Choragos, leader of elders of Thebes

Caileigh Oliver as a chorus member, one of the elders of Thebes

Tori Short as a chorus member, one of the elders of Thebes

Chloe Madison Fisher, the boy, servant to Teiresias

Jennifer Fisher as a guard/attendant

Jessica Tucker as a guard/attendant

No Small Parts

Shoap says, “Everyone seems pleased with their parts. In this play there aren’t really any small parts, there are several medium sized parts. Even the members of the Greek chorus will each have a distinct personality.” Shoap believes that King Creon is the most challenging role as this part. It “has the largest number of lines and stage time. There is also quite a wide range of emotions moving from grief, humility and arrogance.”

Mark Your Calendars

The Kittochtinny Players, Wilson’s drama club, is performing this work with permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. The translators are Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald. The play runs on Fri, April 8 and Sat, April 9 at Laird Hall. The club will announce curtain times at a later date.

About the Production

Sophocles’s Antigone is a popular Greek tragedy. It speaks to modern audiences, as the title character must battle between tough choices. Shoap says, “It’s very accessible by dealing with issues of conflict between the state and the individual complexities of the characters.”

Grant ’13 says, “Personally, I think the audience will receive it well. It is a very interesting play, and despite the language, it is very easy to follow and get into.”

Looking for Help Behind the Scenes

The Wilson College Government Association (WCGA) provided a grant to support costuming. At this point they need more help with costuming as well as technical people for stage management, lighting and sound. If you are interested in being part of this opportunity, please contact Richard Shoap at

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