McRobbies attend 'Antigone,' first dramatic production at Conrad Prebys Amphitheater

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IU President Michael A. McRobbie, center, listens along with the audience during the performance. The amphitheater is capable of accommodating 275 guests. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University
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Jonathan Michaelsen, IU professor and director of the production, speaks before the performance. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University.
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The cast of 'Antigone' performs the ancient Greek drama on stage. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University
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The Conrad Prebys Amphitheater, which is located between Bryan House and Ballantine Hall, was an ideal location for the production due to it's open-air setting. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University
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The performance of "Antigone" drew a crowd to the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University
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IU graduate student Glynnis Kunkel-Ruiz performs as Antigone. Photo by Chaz Mottinger, Indiana University

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie and First Lady Laurie Burns McRobbie attended a performance of "Antigone" the first dramatic production held at the Conrad Prebys Amphitheater.

The amphitheater, dedicated in 2017, is constructed of locally sourced and carefully crafted Bloomington limestone and capable of accommodating 275 guests. Located between Bryan House and Ballantine Hall, it provides a stunning performance venue for students and faculty of the Jacobs School of Music and the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance, as well as performances by visiting artists and other events.  

Directed by Jonathan Michaelsen, the production of "Antigone" was presented by the IU drama department and was a part of IU's Bicentennial celebration.

Read a Q&A from the director