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Date(s) - April 11, 2024 - April 20, 2024
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

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By A. R. Gurney


Directed by Martha Jacobs  


Emily Davis as Judy Miller 

Ryan Eller as David Appleton 

Gail Bray as Diana Eberhart 

Steve Scott as Henry Harper


A.R. Gurney brilliantly parallels his play with the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, transposing the action from ancient Greece to a modern American university in the 1980s where the characters become Judy Miller, a brilliant, headstrong Jewish student and Henry Harper, an unyielding authoritarian professor of Greek Classics. A battle of wills ensues when Harper rejects her term paper, a play in which she takes it upon herself to rewrite Antigone in the context of the nuclear arms race.  Judy’s protest to the university grievance committee escalates into an examination of reports of low enrollment in Harper’s courses and student reports of anti-Semitism that pose a threat to his career.


Performance dates are April 11, 13, 18 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on April 14 at 3:00 p.m.  This staged reading will take place at the Endwright Center, Bloomington College Mall at 2894 E 3rd St. Tickets are $35 per person, available online at: or at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Box Office at 114 E Kirkwood Ave.  Two talkbacks will be facilitated by Darrell Ann Stone.  Please visit or find us on Facebook at: Jewish Theatre of Bloomington.