Fayetteville State University Fine Arts Series & Fayetteville State University Theatre Company Present 'Fedra: Queen of Haiti' November 8-10, 2018
Fayetteville State University Theatre kicks off its 2018-2018 season with a fresh take on a hallmark, classic play. Fedra: Queen of Haiti, by J. Nicole Brooks, explores the rise and demise of Fedra, a monarch of an imagined Caribbean Empire set several decades in the future. Developed and premiered at Chicago's acclaimed Lookingglass Theatre Company, Fedra is a shocking retelling of a classic story that first appeared on the Roman stage and then later in a monumental French version by Jean Racine. Racine's Phedre is one of the prized roles in all of dramatic literature, on par with Hamlet and Medea.