CNR DRAMA TO PRESENT A
STAGED READING OF
THE GREEK TRAGEDY ANTIGONE
NEW ROCHELLE, NY, April 10, 2007 – On April 19, The
College of New Rochelle’s (CNR) student theater group, CNR Drama, will
perform a staged reading for the College Community of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. The reading will take
place at 7:00 p.m. in Romita Auditorium on CNR’s main campus, 29 Castle
Place, New Rochelle. The role of Antigone will be played by School of
Arts and Sciences international student Sakina Laksimi, who is a native
“The issues addressed in Anouilh’s interpretation
of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy – the struggle between individual
conscience and political authority, the differences between female and
male sensibilities, and the nature of human suffering – are as relevant
in contemporary society as they were in ancient Greece,” says director
Laurie Peterson Castaldo.
A Colloquium: “Speaking Truth to Power: Antigone in the
21st Century,” moderated by CNR Associate Professor of Political
Science Dr. Daniel McCarthy, will follow the performance at 8:15 pm.
CNR faculty panelists will include Professor of Classics Dr. Ann Raia,
Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. Jennifer Scuro, and Associate
Professor of English Dr. Nick Smart.
CNR Drama’s first production (as “The Dramatic Society”)
was Tennyson’s The Princess
performed on June 12, 1906. Today, CNR Drama has the distinction of
being the campus club with the longest uninterrupted tenure in the
College’s history. The group most recently performed Susan Stroman’s
Tony Award-winning Contact.
For information, call 914-654-5373 or click here.
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The first Catholic
college for women in
State, The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 by the Ursuline
Today, it comprises the all-women School of Arts & Sciences, and
schools which admit women and men: the School of New Resources (for
learners), the School of Nursing and the Graduate School. The
campus of the College is located in lower Westchester County, 16 miles
of New York City. The
College maintains five other campus locations in New York City. Visit
the College’s website at www.cnr.edu.