The Texas Woman’s University Theatre Program continues its 2017-2018 season with Jean-Baptiste Racine’s Phaedra. TWU welcomes guest director Lydia Mackay, an esteemed actor and director who has worked in a number of Dallas-Fort Worth theaters and playhouses, including Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three and Amphibian Stage Productions.
The production runs Nov. 15-19.
Performance times are:
- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15;
- 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16;
- 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17;
- 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov 18; and
- 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov 19.
All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. The Saturday matinee will be a pay-what-you-can performance. To reserve tickets online or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/theatre or call the TWU box office at (940) 898-2020.
Racine’s neo-classic, tragic masterpiece Phaedra is one of the most beloved pieces of French literature. In the play, one woman’s self-destructive passion consumes her entire being and dooms those she loves most. Racine poetically explores the high price of passion and the cost to be exacted when reason surrenders to our most uncontrollable urges.
The cast of Phaedra features undergraduate theatre students Lauren Jordan, Rachel Theisen, Isabell Moon, Merridonna Dacres-Perez, Tempie Love, Tyler Shults, Felix Ferris, Nathaniel Hill and Lauren Reed. The cast also features graduate theatre student Blair Mitchell.
Associate professor Rhonda Gorman serves as both set and costume designer, and undergraduate student Logan Coley Broker provides the wig and makeup design. Light design will be provided by Jon Felt, and Russell McKinley is the technical director. Alicia Dailey is the properties designer and James Lupplace is the sound designer. LeeAnn Ducker, Emma Smith and Long Ho serve as stage manager and assistant stage managers, respectively.