Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Nicole Wiesner ’00, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is directing French playwright Jean Racine’s classic tragedy Phedre, in an adaptation by Paul Schmidt. In this innovative production, physical evocations of the myths of ancient Greece, as well a critical eye towards societal conventions, combine to create a modern take on a classic story of forbidden love. The show runs January 5-February 11 at Trap Door Theatre, 1655 W. Cortland, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-384-0494 or click here.
Wiesner, Trap Door’s Artistic Associate and a company member since 1998, is well known as an actor and director in Chicago. Her acting credits include First Ladies at Trap Door, for which she won a Joseph Jefferson Award as Actress in a Principal Role, as well as shows at Goodman, Steppenwolf, Court, and Lookingglass theatres.