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By Jean-Baptiste Racine
Translation and adaptation by Paul Schmidt
Further adaptation and direction by JoAnne Akalaitis

Sep 05, 2002 — Oct 13, 2002

“HIGHLY CHARGED and EXACTINGLY BRAVE… Jenny Bacon… is DAZZLING as Phèdre” -Chicago Tribune

“…another UNIQUE and SHARPLY STYLIZED production… a PROVOCATIVE journey… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” -Chicago Sun-Times

Director JoAnne Akalaitis’ provocative and passionate production of the Phèdre myth. In Racine’s 17th century version of this ancient Greek tale, Queen Phèdre lusts after her handsome step-son Hippolytus and, once spurned, pursues a vengeful path that ends in tragedy. Ms. Akalaitis’ productions at Court Theatre consistently receive critical and audience praise for their innovation and ingenuity.

Photo of Jenny Bacon by Michael Brosilow.

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