An unsatisfied housewife lusts after her stepson and disastrously indulges her obsession. The visceral tale originates in Greek mythology and has captured audiences since its first stage production in 1677. Shotgun Players indulges our inner voyeur with their twenty-first century adaptation of Phaedra by Adam Bock, who sets the scene in suburban Connecticut. Bock probes the whimsy at the heart of clandestine fantasy, with eccentric contributions from company members Nina Ball (set) and Valera Coble (costumes).
Wednesdays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 21. Continues through Oct. 23, 2011