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 Backwards was 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