Bernarda Alba by Michael John LaChiusa

Stanwix Theatre, Institute of Arts, University of Cumbria, CA3 9AW Carlisle - Brampton Road

Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa

Template: "House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca

Bernarda Alba is a masterwork by Michael John LaChiusa, who has brought us such critically acclaimed hits as THE WILD PARTY and MARIE CHRISTINE. LaChiusa brings a musical voice to Federico Garcia Lorca's final 1936 masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, through pulsing castanets, trilling Spanish guitars and resounding rhythmic stomps.

Bernarda Alba tells the tales of a powerful matriarch, who imposes a strict rule on her household following her second husband's funeral: 'Not a breath of outside air is going to enter this house. It's going to feel like we've bricked up the doors and windows,' she proclaims. Bernarda's five daughters, however, struggle with her cold wishes. The girls' dreams and desires challenge their mother's harsh rules and the outside world begins to slowly permeate their isolated existence.

As the youngest daughter, Adela, breaks out of the domestic prison, tragedy takes its course.

Performance Dates:

Wed 11 Mar 8pm

Thu 12 Mar 5pm

Fri 13 Mar 8pm

Sat 14 Mar 12noon

Ticket prices:

Adult £10.00

Concession £6.00

Member £5.00

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Event Details

Stanwix Theatre, Institute of Arts, University of Cumbria, CA3 9AW Carlisle - Brampton Road