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TWU theater to stage 'Phaedra'

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The Texas Woman's University  Theatre Program will open Jean-Baptiste Racine's Phaedra on Nov. 15. 

Phaedra is a neo-classic French tragedy about a woman who follows her passions to her doom, and to the destruction of the people she loves most. Racine's drama probes the high stakes of passion, and the costs when human appetites feed human frailty. 

Guest director Lydia Mackay is at the helm of the production. Mackay acts and directs in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. She has worked at Dallas Theatre Center, Shakespeare Dallas, Theatre Three and Amphibian Stage Productions among others.

Performances are at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18. Matinee performances are 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18-19. Performances are at the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side Hubbard Hall at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. 

Tickets cost $10 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors. The Nov. 18 performance is a pay-what-you-can performance. Reservations are available online, or call the box office at 940-898-2020.