A war that’s becoming less popular by the minute, a leader who mismanages at every turn and a grieving woman who refuses to be dismissed: These are the ingredients that make Sophocles’ Antigone as fresh today as it was 2,500 years ago. This adaptation by Bertolt Brecht, ably staged by Frank Condon, keeps the emphasis on the costs both of standing up to power and of keeping one’s head down.
River Stage, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays; $10-$18. 8401 Center Parkway, (916) 691-7364, www.riverstage.org. Through May 18. K.M.