THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca
The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies, The House of Bernarda Alba is the story of a family in mourning, led by a stern matriarch. Upon the passing of her husband, Bernarda announces to her five daughters that the family will observe the traditional eight-years of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love, but with the doors clamped shut, they silently turn to other pursuits. Ultimately, the pressure of this caged passion leads to a tragic climax that is unrelenting in its severity and terror.
Dates/Times: April 6 through 15
Friday, April 6 and 13, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 7 and 14, at 8 p.m. Sunday, April 8 and 15, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at 8 p.m.
Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus