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Greek Tragedy in Chinese October 10, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Asia.

This week, Chinese theatre company 912 Theatre presents a special Chinese adaptation of Antigone, a Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

Directed by Loh Kok Mun, the story begins with the death of two brothers, Eteocles and Polynice, who took turns to be king of Thebes until both were killed by the other’s hand in a struggle for the throne.

However, because Polynice had fought against Thebes for the throne, he is denied a proper burial. So it is that Antigone, nephew of the brother takes it upon himself to ensure his uncle gets a proper burial.

The play will be shown at the MCPA Theatre (third floor, Chinese Assembly Hall at Jalan Maharajalela in Kuala Lumpur) at 8.30pm on October 13 and 14 and 3pm on October 15. Tickets are RM15 apiece. For more information or to book tickets, please contact the following numbers: 017-8889189 or 016-3751163.

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