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Agatha Rex

Recommended for High Schools and Middle Schools

Agatha Rex

adapted by Lindsay Price from Antigone by Sophocles

A modern adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone set in a high school.

 About 75 minutes
Act 1: 40 minutes, Act 2: 35 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

9 M | 10 W

Simple Set

 72 pages


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What will be her dreadful fate
When the trumpet sounds the call
For those who stand against the state
Must first learn how to fall.

Possible expulsion, expulsion, expulsion.

Agatha is a girl who stands up for her beliefs, regardless of the consequences. As student council president at Thebes High, she vigorously defends a student who is unfairly punished. Based on her actions, she could be expelled and lose an important scholarship.

Set in a modern-day high school, the play translates the original Greek chorus into a fantastic ensemble opportunity.

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19 Characters
9 M, 10 W

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.

Agatha Rex [W] 276 lines
Model student. Believes deeply in treating others fairly.
Paul Rex [M] 50 lines
A joker and rebel, trying to be better.
Elliot Rex [M] 42 lines
A model student, who admires his brother Paul deeply.
Irene Rex [W] 40 lines
A bit vapid, but her heart is in the right place. Youngest of the Rexes.
Dr. Creon [M] 162 lines
Principal of Thebes High. Rules with an iron fist.
Eunice [W] 66 lines
Head Hall Monitor
Joanne [W] 37 lines
Assistant Hall Monitor
Harry [M] 59 lines
Dr. Creon’s Son. Shy and unassuming.
Terry [M] 22 lines
Head of the PTA.

Penelope [W] 15 lines
Helen [W] 19 lines
Rhea [W] 14 lines
Denny [W] 30 lines
Diana [M] 31 lines
Jason [M] 15 lines
Eddie [M] 16 lines
Art [M] 15 lines
Don [M] 23 lines
Herman [M] 20 lines

Customer Feedback

We did Agatha Rex this past month for Northshore Networks Youth Theatre. Thank you thank you thank you for such a wonderful script, the kids shone! They did a terrific job with the play. We performed at our premiere Performing Arts Center here in Bothell, WA and it was phenomenal.

I've been doing youth shows since 1990, this is one of the best scripts I’ve ever had the pleasure of producing and you can quote me on that.

I've been recommending your shows and Theatrefolk to many of my fellow teachers.

We're looking at another of your scripts for this next year for a smaller all girl crew, I can't wait to read it!

Eve Hammond, Artistic Director, Northshore Networks Youth Theatre

Prop List

tuning pipe, whistle, clipboards, watch, clipboards, whistle, baseball cap, green wig, spray paint

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Lindsay Price talks about the play.

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