The Production

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. This haunting and passionate world premiere is rich in imagery, exhilarating, and eternal.

This production contains adult themes and language.

Phaedra Backwards: Trailer

Phaedra Backwards: A Sneak PeEk

Phaedra Backwards: The Designers Speak