The theatre department proudly presents the Greek Tragedy “Phaedra” on Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 14 – 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre in Rice Lake.
Set in Troezen in Southern Greece, the play follows Phaedra as she tries to live with a curse placed upon her by the gods. During the absence of her husband, Theseus, she is overcome with an uncontrollable lust for her stepson, Hippolytus, who is battling an uncontrollable urge of his own; his love for prisoner and last of the royal blood line that ruled Athens, Arcia. Once Hippolytus confesses his love to Aricia, Phaedra attempts to make advances on Hippolytus. This all changes when word reaches everyone that Theseus is alive and has returned.
Throughout the play, there are dramatic twists and turns and muddled relationships with, of course, a tragic ending.
Directed by Terry Wiesner, cast members are Gabriella Ashlin of Rice Lake as Phaedra, Nate Walsh of Sarona as Theseus, Zachary Fisher of Rice Lake as Hippolytus, Emily Weiler of Rice Lake as Aricia and Samuel Foight of Centuria as Theramenes. The Ladies in Waiting are played by Sharai Hefty of Rice Lake, McKenzy Suhr of Rice Lake, and Megan Popple of Chippewa Falls. The production’s stage manager is Helen Goosby of Barron
Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students; reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the campus ticket office at 715-234-8176 ext. 5457