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A modern adaptation of Antigone, this Milwaukee Premiere opened at Steppenwolf in November 2016. The Burials follows Sophie, a valedictorian millennial who’s life is shattered when her brother goes on a high school shooting rampage. Thrust into the national spotlight, Sophie finds herself torn between preserving her brother’s memory against his abject vilification in the media, and preventing her father (a republican senator) from using the rampage for his own political ends. 
The Burials will be set intimately in the Black Box studio theater and include video actor footage shot in collaboration with the Visual Art Department. The Burials will run approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including a 10 minute intermission.
The Burials will be presented in collaboration with the University Wide “Common Read” exploring the epidemic of gun violence in America.

Performance Schedule


The Burials is performed in the DOWNSTAIRS BLACK BOX THEATER in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts building on the Cardinal Stritch University campus. Entrance to the Studio Theater is through the main building entrance and directly down the stairs in the Main Building Lobby.  Tickets are still available for pick up in the Box Office at the front of the Nancy Kendall Theater.


The Cardinal Stritch University Performing Arts Season presents an intriguing blend of productions and events that highlight artistry and academic process. Contact or call (414) 410-4171 for ticket and performance information.


  • Dylan Bolin (Ryan)
  • Harper Demos (Mrs. Souder)
  • Laura Ellingen (Sophie)
  • Katrina Hermann (Brianna)
  • Aja Martinez (Janette)
  • Jessica Pawlak (Chloe)
  • Amanda Richards (Zoe)
  • Monty Sanford (Jayden)
  • Braydon Shewczyk (Greg)
  • Ben Wiliams (Ben)


  • NaVada Reed (Stage Manager)
  • James Pokrzywa (ASM)
  • Greg Kaye (Technical Director)
  • Azucena Reyes (Run Crew/Extra)
  • Lucy Hartnell (Run Crew/Extra)
  • Jack Millane (Run Crew/Extra)
  • Sarah Burger (Sound Designer)
  • Jeanne Schrank (Costume Designer/Shop Supervisor)
  • Andrew Scholz (Sound/Video Engineer)
  • Tim Abler (Video Designer)
  • Ashley Mulholland (Wardrobe Crew)
  • Esme Calderon (Wardrobe Crew)
  • Abigail Michalski (House Manager)
  • Cherelle Quinn (Usher)
  • Kateri Duncklee (Usher)

Theater Performance: The Burials

Date(s) / Time(s)
DetailsJoan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts Black Box Studio Theater Campus Map
Parking InfoFree parking available in lots 5 and 8.
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