Marlboro College


MARLBORO, VT- (August 26, 2009) - The Strong Coffee Stage Company will premiere its two person retelling of the Sophocles tragedy, Antigone, at Marlboro College's Whittemore Theater at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5.

Antigone is the one of Sophocles' Theban plays, which also includes Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. In the play, Antigone defies the edict of Thebes' ruler, Creon, by burying her brother who was slain in battle. Creon sentences her to be buried alive, only to be warned by the blind prophet, Tiresias, that the gods will punish him for his actions.

General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 18 and under. Reservations can be made in advance by calling the Marlboro College event information line at 802-451-7151.

Strong Coffee Stage was founded in 2009 by Bronwyn Sims (Producing Director) and Patrick Donnelly (Artistic Director). The Brattleboro-based stage company tours the U.S. with original productions and brings master instructors in dance, clown, improv & acting to Southern Vermont.

Bronwyn Sims is an accomplished actor, acrobat and teacher with numerous television, film and theater credits, including the Emmy Award winning first season of The Sopranos and Pagliacci with the New York City Opera at Lincoln Center. She is a Lecturer in Acting at Yale School of Drama and also teaches aerial and acrobatics at The New England Center for Circus Arts in Brattleboro VT. Bronwyn has also taught at various other universities and schools throughout NYC and New England. For more info

Patrick Donnelly is a professional actor, clown & teacher. He has performed clown  at the 2007 & 2008 New York City Clown Theater Festival, the Downtown Clown Revue, LaMama ETC and several other New York venues, and has toured the USA with the circus/vaudeville company Nimble Arts. A professional actor for over 20 years, with roles in "The Ciderhouse Rules", "The Love Letter" and numerous commercials and
stage productions, he also taught physical comedy and clown at Colorado College, The Skybox (NYC) Canopy Studios (Athens, GA), and Show Studio (East Holyoke, MA).

For more information, please contact the Marlboro College Public Relations office at 802-251-7644 or In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.



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