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The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca Directed by Robert Quinlan
The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba’s second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic.
October 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.
October 6 at 2 p.m.
Westhoff Theatre on the Illinois State University Campus
Tickets are available at the Center for Performing Arts Box Office at 309-438-2535.
Students and Seniors – $10