Film of production of updated 'Phèdre' myth to be screened
A film screening of the experimental theater ensemble The Wooster Group's OBIE-winning production "To You, the Birdie!" — Paul Schmidt's version of Racine's "Phèdre" set in a mobile modernist landscape — will take place at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in the Stewart Theater, 185 Nassau St. The screening will be followed by a talkback with Elizabeth LeCompte, a founding member and theater director of the Wooster Group. The event is part of "Myth in Transformation: The Phaedra Project," a yearlong interdisciplinary series of theatrical productions, musical performances, film screenings, recitations, courses and a symposium of artists and scholars.