The Conservatory Presents 'Ismene'

Conservatory Presents 'Ismene'

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University opens its 2019-20 season with Ismene, a modern take on Sophocles' Antigone.

Performances run from Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 10-13. Ticket reservations can be made online or by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

Ismene is a modern take on Sophocles' Antigone told through the eyes of Antigone's younger sister. Her beloved brothers have killed each other in battle; the king has declared one a hero and the other a traitor. When the body of her traitorous brother is delivered to her door, Ismene must decide what to do. This poignant, absurdist play explores the role of family, loyalty, and coca cola in one of the great Greek tragedies.

"A 'generous' reinterpretation that tells the story from Ismene's perspective and depicts her 'as a figure of resistance.'" -Jennet Kirkpatrick

Showtimes and Tickets


Oct. 3-6 and Oct. 10-13
Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Emerson Studio Theatre

To purchase tickets to all Conservatory of Theatre Arts productions please visit our new online ticket center at Ticket reservations can also be made by calling the Fine Arts Hotline at 314-968-7128.

Tickets: $15 for adults
$7 for seniors, Webster alumni, and non-Webster students
$2 for children 12 and under
Webster students, faculty, and staff: free with a valid ID

Conservatory of Theatre Arts

Part of Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, the Conservatory of Theatre Arts is a professional training program for acting, musical theatre, directing, theatre studies and dramaturgy, design, technical theatre and stage management. It has been training theatre students for the professional world for over half a century.

The Conservatory selects students through auditions and theatre festivals nationwide, and also hosts auditions on campus. All candidates for admission must complete the audition/portfolio review process to be considered.

One of the distinguishing elements of Webster's Conservatory is its integrated association with professional theatre companies, two of which are located on campus: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. Webster also enjoys a one of a kind association with St. Louis professional theatre organizations including, The MunyVariety: the Children's Charity, and Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis.

For more information about the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, please visit here.

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