Written by Jean Racine

Translated by Rob Melrose

Directed by Ariel Craft  

Secret desires unleashed, ruinous deceits perpetrated, a once noble family destroyed…isn’t it astonishing what loneliness can do to a person? Once a devoted wife and a model mother, Phèdre’s resolve swiftly cracks as her attraction to her maturing stepson becomes inescapable.





The Cutting Ball Theater’s 2016/2017 season is made possible in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Mental Insight Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation, The RHE Charitable Foundation, The San Francisco Arts Commission, The San Francisco Foundation, The Zellerbach Family Foundation, Northern California Community Loan Fund/Community Arts Stabilization Trust and Season Producers John and Paula Gambs, Ken Melrose, Velia Melrose, Erik Blachford and Maryam Mohit, and Dave and Kate Yrueta.


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