Opened Jan 15, 2010
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In this explosive world premiere production, A.C.T. joins forces with one of the most thrilling theater companies in the world, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, giving audiences a rare opportunity to witness exquisite classical acting from this prestigious Canadian company in its Bay Area debut. Stratford star actor Seana McKenna plays Phèdre, a woman caught in an agonizing love triangle with her husband, King Theseus of Athens, and his son by a former marriage. As passions erupt, will her desire for a younger man overwhelm her duty to her husband, her children, and her kingdom? In a new adaptation by Timberlake Wertenbaker (A.C.T.'s Hecuba and Antigone, Our Country's Good), Phèdre is a potent mix of visceral sexuality and rich poetry in 90 minutes of unforgettable theater.

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