McCarter Theatre Presents “Phaedra Backwards” October 18th – November 6th

Posted on 11. Oct, 2011 by in Arts, Education, Events, Theater, University

Phaedra Backwards
October 18–November 6
By Marina Carr, Directed by Emily Mann
Matthews Theater
91 University Place

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The mythic and the modern collide in a lyrical and fierce new adaptation of the classic Phaedra myth.

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The mythic and the modern collide in a lyrical and fierce new adaptation of the classic Phaedra myth. In a triumphant return to McCarter, one of Ireland’s premier contemporary playwrights, Marina Carr (The Mai, Portia Coughlan), pens a seductive, poetic, and brave work that explores the inexorable pull of fate, the labyrinth of legacy, and the danger of desire. Director Emily Mann’s gripping production is a banquet for all the senses. Experience Phaedra’s story as never before in this astonishing theatrical event.
This production contains adult themes and language.

Mythic | Lyrical | Seductive
Phaedra Backwardswas commissioned by McCarter Theatre Center with support from Leonard Milberg and the Princeton University Fund for Irish Studies. Major support provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation