“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.