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In the battle for expensive land development, nothing is sacred. In D.C., those places could be old barber shops or schools. In playwright Evald Flisar’s Antigone Now, presented at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Scena Theatre, the mayor of a seaside town wants to dig up a local graveyard and replace it with a golf course and hotel. While sending a bunch of interred remains to a crematorium would be a provocative plan for any politician, the mayor’s niece further complicates his plan by refusing to allow the removal of her brother’s body. The battle for a balanced answer turns family members against one another and forces them to consider the costs of growth and sentimentality. Scena presents this work for the first time in D.C. before embarking on a tour of Slovenia, Austria, and Italy. The play runs March 26 to April 2 at Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St. NE. $10–$40. (202) 399-7993. scenatheatre.org.