Set against the backdrop of Chicago's historic Comfort Station, the Poetry Is Theatre Festival brings together innovative poets and Chicago artistic teams to produce a theatrical "picnic under the stars." Bring a blanket and some snacks, and get ready to indulge in two spellbinding new takes on classic mythology. First up is Crashaw Prize in Poetry winner Catherine Theis' innovative take on Medea, a decidedly modern retelling of the Euripidean tragedy set in the mountains of Montana. Robert Eric Shoemaker then turns the myth of Phaedra -- wife of Theseus and would-be-lover of Hippolytus -- into a family portrait gone wrong in Phaedra, Released., a visceral exploration of what love really is: a passion meant to be embraced with both arms, or a wild animal capable of infinite destruction.
This show is not recommended for young children unless accompanied by a parent.