Back row, left to right, director Holy Hilbrands, Keaton Hagen, Albert Pavlinac, Nathan Loutsch, Tanner Kettwig, Chris Loutsch and Ben Harstad. Front row, Sadie Holland, Kala Loehrer, Brianna Schruers, Ellie Webb, Rebekah Tuchscherer, Whitney Falk, Korinne Roggenbuck and stage manager Sarah Jarman.
Milbank High School will present the one-act play, Antigone, for the Region IV competition Tuesday, January 26, in Aberdeen.
MHS will compete in the largest region in Class A against teams from Aberdeen Roncalli, Britton-Hecla, Deuel, Great Plains Lutheran, Sisseton and Webster Area.
“We need to up our game as Deuel and Great Plains Lutheran have been added to our region this year,” said MHS drama department director, Holly Hilbrands. The winner will advance to the state competition at Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School February 4-6.
Hilbrands chose the English-language version of the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, which was adapted by author Bonnie Roberts.
The 16-member cast includes Brianna Schreurs as Antigone, the daughter of the dead King Oedipus. Ismene, her sister, will be played by Ellie Webb. Creon, Antigone’s uncle and now King of Thebus, will feature Tanner Kettwig. Chris Loutsch will play the part of Haemon, Creon’s son and Antigone’s fiance. Eurydice, Creon’s wife, will be played by Whitney Falk. Shawn Stemsrud will play the part of a blind prophet, Teiresias, and Albert Pavlinac will be featured as Private Hoplon, a soldier. Miss Aggellos, personal assistant to Creon, will be played by Janette Hall.
A civil war has ended. Will there be peace or new rebellion? The question is asked by the Chorus. Playing the part of the various Chorus members are Kala Loehrer, Chorus Antigone; Rebekah Tuchscherer, Chorus Ismene; Nathan Loutsch, Chorus Creon; Tim Gabriel, Chorus Haemon; Korinne Roggenbuck, Chorus Eurydice; Ben Harstad, Chorus Teiresias; Keaton Hagen, Chorus Hoplon, and Sadie Holland, Chorus Aggellos.