"forbidden passion is made new with irresistible immediacy in Adam Bock's Phaedra." - The San Francisco Chronicle

"Working with this top-notch ensemble, Bock and Riordan have pulled off a minor miracle: transforming a 334-year-old play written for an entirely different culture into a powerful modern American drama…" - George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape

"Bock’s script… is an absolute gem given a splendid performance by a dedicated cast" - Dr. Kedar Adour, For All Events

"To stage this dissection of the America Dream, Award winning set-designer Nina Ball has created a masterpiece. Ms. Ball has introduced nuances and elements of Minoan, Mycenaean and Athenian architecture and styling without dragging down the value of the Euro." - Jeffrey R. Smith, San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle

"a touchstone of extraordinary theatre" - John A. McMullen II, The Berkeley Daily Planet

"ceaselessly inventive, jarring and seductive" - Karen D'Souza, San Jose Mercury News

"Although set in the present day, Bock’s Phaedra is a strikingly effective distillation of the original story, while still taking it in new directions" - Sam Hurwitt,

"deeply moving performance" - Robert Avila, The San Francisco Bay Guardian

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