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Phaedra Backwards
A New Play by Marina Carr
Directed by Emily Mann

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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 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

Location: Matthews
Seating Chart
Dates: Oct 18 - Nov 6 2011
Run Time:
Time: Tue - Thur - 7:30pm
Fri - 8:00pm
Sat - 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sun - 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Audience Guide
Dialogue on Drama
Schedule Reminder

Happy Hour -Wednesday, October 19 -  Before the show enjoy first drink and appetizer followed by a 7:30pm performance

New Jersey State Council on the Arts
This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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