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Phaedra Backwards


  • Playwright

    Marina Carr 

  • Author Notes

    An adaptation of the classic myth of Phaedra.

  • Synopsis

    A new re-imagining of the classic myth of Phaedra doomed love for her stepson. 'Phaedra Backwards' subverts the established chronology of previous versions of the myth, moving fluidly between the past, present and future.

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    Number Of Acts


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  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    18 October 2011

  • Production Notes

    First produced by the McCarter Theatre, Princeton.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the McCarter Theatre Centre at Princeton University.

Original Cast  
Nanny Susan Blommaert
Theseus Randall Newsome
Minotaur Julio Monge
Ariadne Mariann Mayberry
Aricia Julienne Hanzelka Kim
Phaedra Stephanie Roth Haberle
Minos Sean Haberle
Paisphae Angel Desai
Inventor Christopher Coucill
Hippolytus Jake Silberman
Production Team  
Director Emily Mann
Set Designer Rachel Hauck
Lighting Designer Jeff Croiter
Costume Designer Anita Yavich
Movement Director Peter Pucci
Music & Sound Designer Mark Bennett
Projection Design Peter Nigrini

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the company website.