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Local Student Helps with Siena College Theater Production

Samantha Burke worked with costume for the presentation of "Anti Gone Today," a new look at the Greek classic "Antigone."

The Siena College Creative Arts Department and Stage III theatre club presented "Anti Gone Today," a new spin on the Greek classic "Antigone", in performances this November.

Samantha Burke served as a Costume Shop Student. Burke, a resident of Canton, is a Sophomore Science major at Siena.

Directed by Professor of Creative Arts Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, MFA, SED, the show infused today's political landscape into the Sophocles tragedy. Tapes of speeches by President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney were integrated into the performance to add references that could be understood by today's audience.

Siena College is a learning community advancing the ideals of a liberal arts education, rooted in its identity as a Franciscan and Catholic college. Located in Loudonville, NY, two miles north of the state capital, the 176-acre beautiful, suburban campus is home to 3,000 undergraduates. Siena offers over 1,200 program combinations from 27 majors and 48 minor and certificate programs. Students engage in a highly personalized education where they receive the education of a lifetime.

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