Directed by Gareth Somers
22 - 24 Jun in the Main House
Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change
Based on the Greek tragedy, Racine's retelling of this ancient story is one of the most famous classical French dramas. Phedra is a woman betrayed by her own desires - her lust for her step-son in her husband's absence.
She descends into a personal hell of shame, degradation, guilt and remorse. Robert David MacDonald's brilliant contemporary translation captures the poetry, drive, and style of Racine's original, as the powerhouse characters and the plot hurtle towards an inevitable conclusion.
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