adapted by ADAM BOCK
directed by ROSE RIORDAN
September 21 – October 30, 2011
Sex, lies, betrayal, gods, murder and a suicide…just another day in Connecticut.
Obie Award winner Adam Bock returns to Shotgun with a riveting adaptation of Racine’s classic. Stuck in a stale marriage, Phaedra indulges in an obsessive passion for a younger man. He happens to be her husband’s son. It’s a midlife crisis gone bad. Way, way bad.
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“Forbidden passion is made new with irresistible immediacy in Adam Bock’s Phaedra.” – The San Francisco Chronicle
“Working with this top-notch ensemble, Bock and Riordan have pulled off a minor miracle: transforming a 334-year-old play written for an entirely different culture into a powerful modern American drama…” – George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape
“Bock’s script… is an absolute gem given a splendid performance by a dedicated cast.” – Dr. Kedar Adour, For All Events
“To stage this dissection of the America Dream, Award winning set-designer Nina Ball has created a masterpiece. Ms. Ball has introduced nuances and elements of Minoan, Mycenaean and Athenian architecture and styling without dragging down the value of the Euro.” – Jeffrey R. Smith, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle
“a touchstone of extraordinary theatre” – John A. McMullen II, The Berkeley Daily Planet