WEST HOLLYWOOD—The classic Greek tragedy Phaedra is being performed at the City Council Chamber/Public Meeting Room at West Hollywood Library located at 625 N. San Vicente Boulevard this weekend and next weekend. Remaining dates and times are as follows:
- Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, November 15, 2015, 3 p.m.
- Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, November 22, 2015, 3 p.m.
Parking in the 5-story structure next to the library is free with validation.
Phaedra is a play about title character Phaedra, her stepson – Hippolytus, and forbidden love, as well as lies and blind acceptance of the lies, which ends in tragedy.
According to the City of West Hollywood website, Tony Tanner’s rendition of Phaedra has been written for today’s audience while trying to portray basic human characteristics.
The classical setting has been transformed to simple modern setting without the use of sets and special lighting. For costumes, actors wear simple modern dress.
Tickets for general admission are $15 and a student or senior ticket costs only $10. A nominal service fee applies. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2413005.
For information about Phaedra or regarding the City of West Hollywood’s Arts programs, please visit www.weho.org/arts or call (323) 848-6883. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, please call TTY (323) 848-6496.