The House of Bernarda Alba
by Federico García Lorca
directed by José Rubén de Leon
October 14 - 30
Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM
Sterling Houston Theatre, #108 Blue Star Arts Complex
1400 S. Alamo St., San Antonio (click for map)
$25 for General Admission; $20 for Seniors (+65), SATCO, ATAC, MIL w/ID; $10 for Full time students with ID. For group rates please call 210-589-8450.
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-- Fortunately, my daughters respect me and have never gone against my will! - Bernarda
-- That's right! But, as soon as they break loose they'll fly to the rooftops! - Poncia
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorc, portrays the tragedy of individual oppression in rural Spain with an extraordinary blend of social detail and lyrical passion, both hallmarks of García Lorca’s drama. The play centers on the events of an Andalusian house during a period of mourning, in which the title character wields total control over her five unmarried daughters. The play explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women.
Written in June 1936, just before the Spanish Civil War, The House of Bernarda Alba was Lorca's final play: he was assassinated two months later at the beginning of the war. He never lived to see a staging of his play, which was not produced until 1945 in Argentina, and not until 1964 in Spain. It stands today as one of the masterpieces of modern theater.