Meet Phaedra, wife of Theseus, and Queen of Athens. She fell in love with her stepson, Hippolytus, falsely accused him of rape when he refused her, and then hanged herself. She is the lovesick icon of Greek mythology, the paragon of tragic desire. Since 400 BC, the world can’t stop making plays about her. Now St. Louis’s own ERA, Poor Monsters, SATE and YoungLiars undertake an exploration of Phaedra’s theatrical legacy. Three phabulous performances. Three phestive after-parties.
The Phaedra Phestival exists as an experimental and collaborative theatrical investigation and fundraiser for the 2016-2017 production seasons of ERA, Poor Monsters, SATE, and YoungLiars. The Phestival takes place over 3 days, with a theatrical event occurring on each day.
Bellefontaien Cemetery and Arboretum is honored to host ‘Phaedra’s Phuneral’, the third performance in The Phaedra Phestival.
Find out more about the Phestival and purchase your tickets here!