directed by Robert Sandberg
In Williams’ brutal, lyrical retelling of the story of Phaedra, Hippolytus and Theseus; Aphrodite roams the stage, arousing human passions leading Theseus to give into his rage and condemn Phaedra and Hippolytus inexorably to their doom. The tragic results warn us to respect, to bow to, the complex, untamable, merciless force that is love or suffer the inevitable fate.
C. K. WILLIAMS
C. K. Williams’ most recent book of poems, Writers Writing Dying, was published in 2012, as was a new book of essays, In Time: Poems, Poets, and the Rest. His previous book of poetry, Wait, came out in 2010, as did a study of Walt Whitman, On Whitman.
He has published translations of Sophocles’ Women of Trachis, Euripides’ Bacchae, and poems of Francis Ponge, among others. His book of essays, Poetry and Consciousness, appeared in 1998, and a memoir, Misgivings, in 2000.
R. N. SANDBERG
Sandberg has directed Greek tragedy, comic opera, Brecht, and contemporary plays by writers as different as Lewis Black, Philip Kan Gotanda, Anna Deavere Smith and Wendy Wasserstein. He most recently directed Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the Lewis Center.
Also a playwright, Sandberg’s plays have been seen in Asia, Europe, Latin America and at theaters throughout the U.S. His newest work Roundelay had its premiere at Passage Theatre in 2013. His screenplay Press Past is in pre-production with Giving Back Films.
Sandberg teaches playwriting, acting and dramatic literature at Princeton.