by ​Kristina Leach
directed by ​Hisa Takakuwa
May 12, 2018 - May 20, 2018

The Teen Players Present Cursed

No one knows you like family. In the Underworld the brute, the favorite, the hero and her boyfriend play cards and ignore the past. When their last surviving sister comes banging on the door, they’re forced to confront the secrets, the battles and the curses that sealed their fate long ago. Join the Teen Players as they bring to life a gripping, powerful​—and surprisingly funny​—continuation of the classic Greek story of Antigone.

All the characters are portrayed by the Teen Players, students (grades 9-12), chosen by audition after at least two years in SCR's Theatre Conservatory, a year-round actor training program.

Recommendation: ​Ages 12 and above​. Includes some mature themes.

Kristina Leach is a mom, a playwright and teaching artist. She has served as Literary Associate here at South Coast Repertory and the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Currently, she teaches acting and playwriting in both the Adult and Youth Conservatories here at SCR. An award-winning alum of Cal State Fullerton, her plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles and the U.K. Her play a Hit Like Jane was recently optioned and will begin filming in NYC this fall. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her husband, their son, and a grumpy dog named Murray.  

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