Steppenwolf Theatre is pleased to present the exclusive Chicago screening of Phèdre, the pilot production of NT LIVE, a new initiative by UK’s National Theatre to broadcast performances of plays on cinema screens around the world.
The filmed version of this classic play will also include a behind-the-scenes feature at the National Theatre.
Consumed by an uncontrollable passion for her young stepson and believing Theseus, her absent husband, to be dead, Phèdre confesses her darkest desires and enters the world of nightmare. When Theseus returns alive and well, Phèdre, fearing exposure, accuses her stepson of rape. The result is carnage.
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Author: Jean Racine
- Adapted by: Ted Hughes
- Directed by: Nicholas Hytner
- Scenic Design: Bob Crowley
- Lighting Design: Paule Constable
- Sound Design: Adam Cork